Help With Snatch

whenever i snatch, even with a broomstick, i have an awkward tightness in between my shoulder blades. im pretty sure its preventing me from improving my technique. any suggestions?

http://www.T-Nation.com/readTopic.do?id=871614

i read in an article on T-Nation that the coach no longer has his athletes use snatch grip for snatches. he stated the reason oly lifters use snatch grips to decrease the range of motion. however, for non competitive lifters, he has his athletes use a clean grip for snatches because his athletes complained of shoulder problems.

[quote]Hawkson101 wrote:
i read in an article on T-Nation that the coach no longer has his athletes use snatch grip for snatches. he stated the reason oly lifters use snatch grips to decrease the range of motion. however, for non competitive lifters, he has his athletes use a clean grip for snatches because his athletes complained of shoulder problems.[/quote]

There is a Coach John Davies article on T-Nation that explains how to do it. I’ve used this movement when I first used Renegade Training. Great exercise and easier on the shoulders than a normal snatch.

Hi,
As an Olympic Weightlifting coach can I give you this little tip.

1)Lay prone on a flat bench.
2)With your head off the bench and in line with your neck and in line with your spine, hold a broom stick or a ten pound bar with the Snatch grip just off the floor. Raise it up to the middle of the head without moving your head. Keeping the arms straight all the way up and all the way down.
3)Lift the weight and then hold it for a couple off seconds and lower down.
4)Do not swing it.
5)You will feel this right were you are talking about.
6)If you can build this exercise up to 50kg you will be the new superman.

Hope this helps.

Andy.

do you think it could have anything to do with poor thoracic mobility?
or weakness/imbalances throughout my upper back?

Hi,

In response to this question. If you really give this exersice a go you will never ask this question again.

Regards,

Andy.

[quote]dhuge67 wrote:
http://www.T-Nation.com/readTopic.do?id=871614[/quote]

Wasn’t there an article just reciently that said that DB Snatch is the dumbest lift there is?

I’m not sure I just thought I remembered that.

Didn’t read your post, but shhiieett! Just go to your local bar, I’m sure you’ll get some w/o any probs. Good luck!

[quote]BigAlSwede wrote:
dhuge67 wrote:
http://www.T-Nation.com/readTopic.do?id=871614

Wasn’t there an article just reciently that said that DB Snatch is the dumbest lift there is?

I’m not sure I just thought I remembered that.[/quote]

Just because one person says that in an article doesn’t mean it’s true. Also, Poliquin never offered any reasons why. Many others still recommend and use it with success and no problems.