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 07-03-2014, 01:28 AM   #1
Owen Lockwood
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 2
Default Coming on to toes. End of first Pull. Snatch. Help?!

Just noticed this last night. As the bar reaches the top of my shin, I come onto my toes then reset it for my 2nd.

I could not tell at all when I was lifting so this came as a surprise lol

Here's a video. Can any one add any advice?

http://youtu.be/mr81xzjJbT4
Owen Lockwood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2014, 04:53 AM   #2
Ben Harlan
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 5
Default

Work on some snatch pulls standing on 2 20kg plates (one for each foot not 2 stacked) with your toes off the front edge of the plates. That modification has helped me keep my heels down. You can put some 20kg plates under the barbell if you don't want it to be a deficit pull.
Ben Harlan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2014, 11:30 AM   #3
Javier Sanjuan
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Originally from Queens, NY; live in Manhattan, KS (Army Captain)
Posts: 134
Default

Owen,

The drill Ben suggested is a good one. However, I would recommend something lower in height. Considering you're working on correcting a motor pattern, the height of 20-kg plates will be somewhat unusual to you and instead of just focusing on staying on your feet longer, you're going to start thinking about other things since the increased height changes the way you pull. I recommend a simple piece of 3/4" horse stall mat to make it as close to normal as possible during the toes-off drill.

Another drill you can do is a snatch deadlift. Even better, do a halting snatch deadlift to the hip to beat in how high the bar can travel before you transition into the second pull.

After you feel the difference, incorporate a snatch pull. You can do all this on that piece of mat, then transition onto the floor, especially once you want to start to snatch. You have to remember that you want to PUSH against that ground as long as possible.

Is this just a problem in snatching, or does it surface when cleaning as well? I'm of the believe that if you correct motor pattern in the snatch, then it normally transfers to the clean as well.

I hope this helps!

Best,
Javi
__________________
Javier A. Sanjuan
Olympus Barbell Club

Dear God, please help me lift heavy and be awesome. Thanks. Amen.
Javier Sanjuan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2014, 12:37 AM   #4
Owen Lockwood
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 2
Default

Thanks! Ill video a clean today but I think it's just in the snatch.
I shall try what you suggested ill see what mats we have.

Thanks again
Owen Lockwood 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 10:52 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