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Elbow Acted Funny After Snatch...


I was snatching yesterday and when I caught the weight above my head I had an odd pop right below my elbow. Does anyone know what this was, why it happened or how to prevent this? I'm fairly new to Olympic lifts and I JUST pulled 135 lbs. I love this lift, but cant risk an injury because I compete in jiu jitsu. Suggestions?


We need to know more.

Did it hurt when it happened? Does it hurt now?


it it didn't hurt, its probably nothing...


It did hurt, but nothing too serious. I didn't attempt anything else overhead after that and let it rest the last few days. It hasn't hurt since a few hours after I left the gym two days ago.