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Old 10-25-2012, 06:01 AM   #1
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Default Need feedback on pulls

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Please give me feedback on the positions during the pull. The first pull was out of sync completely, pulls no. 2 and 3 were a little better. I suspect my hips are not opening more. I was trying my best not to pull with my arms.

I'll record some of my snatches and C&Js and post it later. I also think that my hips are not opening to their fullest during the snatch as the bar is not grazing my crease of the hips during the 2nd pull.

Currently I'm on stage 2 of the beginner template as presented in Greg's book. What additions can i make to improve my 2nd pull in the snatch. If so, do i have to replace an exercise as outlined in the 2nd stage.

This day this weight which i normally pull with not so much difficulty felt like a 1000 lbs and ignore the stupid music and environment of a commercial gym in the background!!
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:25 AM   #2
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Don't be so stiff - set your back arch and lats, but try to keep your arms relaxed. Keep your head facing forward a bit more rather than tilted back to look up. When you finish, let your elbows bend a little - don't actively pull w the arms, but guide the elbows up and out so the bar has somewhere to go. Right now you're so stiff that the bar can't go anywhere.
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Thanks Greg.. Is my second pull and the subsequent extension fine? any comments about my hips raising prematurely?
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:54 AM   #4
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You start with your hips really low, so they move into place quickly as you start but then rise with the shoulders well.

You could open up a bit more at the top of the pull, but what I said previously should help with that.
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Thanks Greg.. will post again when I get the nuances fixed.
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