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Old 04-27-2013, 08:47 PM   #1
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hello my name is lino Moreno im 16 and Im new to Olympic lifting. I have been lifting for about 5 months and I would really appreciate it if anyone could give me advice on my snatch technique.
Im on the 5th week of the strength development cycle.


130 (from the side)
http://youtu.be/EUKHndbx5gs


130 (front)
http://youtu.be/kMpzkq2MjvM

145
http://youtu.be/ixhbSALuIeI

155
http://youtu.be/5Ir1OntTrak
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:33 PM   #2
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Don't yank the bar off the floor - break it smoothly. This doesn't mean it has to be slow, it just means you shouldn't have slack in the system before it separates.

Pull is pretty good. More of a concern is your receiving position. Your feet sweep back and are too wide. You need to land in a solid squat position with your feet under the bar. Keep you head and eyes forward instead of down and push the bar straight up over the back of your neck.

Work on flexibility in the overhead squat and an overhead position in which you're pushing straight up on the bar rather than trying to pull it back.
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thank you very much I will definitely work on that.
What do you recommend I do for overhead flexibility?
also how can I not sweep my feet back?
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Search our free articles and blog for flexibility stuff - there are I think 3-4 articles or posts that go very in depth.

Re feet, keep applying pressure against the ground by pushing w the legs a little longer as you extend in the pull - or you can think of it as waiting longer to pick up your feet. When you do move them, lift the knees up instead of the feet, and think of placing your heels directly under the bar (replacing your feet flat on the ground).
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:59 PM   #5
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I did what you told me and i have been snatching alot easier. Here are some of my lifts, anymore feedback?

135- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=

155- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=
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