Home   |   Contact   |   Help

Get Our Newsletter
Sign up for our free newsletter to get training tips and stay up to date on Catalyst Athletics, and get a FREE issue of the Performance Menu journal.

Go Back   Catalyst Athletics Forums > Training > Olympic Weightlifting

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-05-2014, 02:38 AM   #1
Brock Wilson
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 1
Default First Post-Help With Shoulder injuries on the Snatch

Greetings all. First Post. I'm a mid level CrossFitter and Poor Olympic Weightlifter, but I do enjoy it and hope to get somewhat better.

When I snatch, as I approach 85-90% (My pr is only 165 at a bodyweight of 185) I consistently sublex my shoulder as the bar path creeps behind the ideal. It's not a dislocation or a sever sublexation, but it is disturbing enough, frightening enough, that I stop the training session and usually stay away from the snatch altogether for several weeks.

My questions are: 1) Does anyone have any prehab suggestions to strengthen the shoulder against this "bar behind the head" circumstance? 2) Any ideas on how to avoid drifting behind?

Lastly, if it's relevant: When this occurs I'm not fighting tremendously hard to sa;vage a terrible rep, it';s just slightly behind ideal and before I even register the mistake the shoulder damage is done.

Thanks so much.

Brock
Brock Wilson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2014, 12:08 PM   #2
Keith Miller
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 130
Default

Ideally, the bar should be slightly behind the head in the receive position of the snatch.

Also, where it ends up will be dependent on a lot of factors, such as hip and ankle mobility, which affects how upright your torso is. My snatch catch position is somewhat behind my head, but I don't quit for fear of doing more damage. I've been fine for over 12 years of lifting.
Keith Miller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2014, 09:51 AM   #3
Blake Barnes
Moderator
 
Blake Barnes's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 361
Default

As Keith said, the bar should be behind the head when receiving the bar. Maybe you could try some Snatch Push Presses/Snatch Balances/Drop Snatches and really focus on keeping you upper back locked in and everything tight. But if the bar is where it needs to be and you're still feeling abnormal movement of the shoulder then I would recommend seeking out a PT or a specialist that can help you out with what's going on.
__________________
Blake Barnes
Blake Barnes is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:45 AM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.6.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Subscribe to our Newsletter


Receive emails with training tips, news updates, events info, sale notifications and more.
ASK GREG

Submit your question to be answered by Greg Everett in the Performance Menu or on the website

Submit Your Question
WEIGHTLIFTING TEAM

Catalyst Athletics is a USA Weightlifting team of competitive Olympic-style weightlifters with multiple national team medals.

Read More
Olympic Weightlifting Book
Catalyst Athletics
Contact Us
About
Help
Newsletter
Products & Services
Gym
Store
Seminars
Weightlifting Team
Performance Menu
Magazine Home
Subscriber Login
Issues
Articles
Workouts
About the Program
Workout Archives
Exercise Demos
Text Only
Instructional Content
Exercise Demos
Video Gallery
Free Articles
Free Recipes
Resources
Recommended Books & DVDs
Olympic Weightlifting Guide
Discussion Forum
Weight Conversion Calculator