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LP 2010-02-12
I notice that some of the athletes in this video (the young guy, I think Steve is his name? and the smaller woman who was using technique plates at the end) take a very low-hipped starting position.
I think I recall Tommy Kono saying something about how the hips should always be above the knee; it seems like from some angles the lifters here have their hips below parallel, in quite a squat position (especially for the snatch). It makes sense to me that popping the hips up a bit would seem to put the lifter in a stronger position.
Obviously the low hipped position is working though!
I guess I'm just torn as to what to emulate. I'm a very visual learner, and seeing different styles bugs me because I want to imitate the best one!
LP 2010-02-12
I mean the video from yesterday...mis-post, sorry
big d 2010-02-12
im pretty sure that it's highly dependent on your relative proportions...but hopefully greg comments on this :-)
Casey @ CFNA 2010-02-12
LP, everyone's angles are going to be different. What starting position works for one lifter may be quite different than another. Would a lanky 6ft+ lifter have the same starting position as Halil Mutlu? Certainly not.

Concerning the starting position, what placement puts you in the best position for the second pull? Thats all you really need to be thinking about as you play around with you mechanics.

Hopefully Greg will chime in, but i'll say in relation to other lifters, try not to OVER analyze. Study the movements, seek solid coaching whenever possible, and drill the positions on the lifts. That will help you know where you need to be.

Going from point A to point D as efficiently as possible means going from point A, to point B, to point C, to Point D as efficiently as possible.
Greg Everett 2010-02-12
LP - You can read my answer here.
Brian Reckdenwald 2010-02-13
Snatch - Max
185 lbs

Clean & jerk - Max

Back squat - Max

3 sets:
A1. 3 Squat jumps; 20 sec rest
A2. 3-5 Stiff-legged deadlift - 185 lbs; 2010; 90 sec rest
TJ Miller 2010-02-13
Question about substituting some movements. I hurt my IT band a few weeks ago, and I discovered it is because my left hip doesn't open because I have anterior pelvic tilt. I am in the process of correcting this, but I want to get back into training. Thing is, I can't squat. Would I get similar benefits if I did all of the lifts with the split landing? How about switching the front and back squats to split squats or knee squats (kneel on the floor with your butt on your heels, squeeze your glutes to raise up)? I guess if anything it would keep me active and give me some sort of program to follow while I'm in the lengthy process of opening my hip.
Greg Everett 2010-02-13
TJ - Give it a shot. It's a lot better than nothing.
TeddyB_SC 2010-02-14
Did Sunday

Snatch--82, misssed 82
Cl & Jerk--102, missed 107
Back Squat--141
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