BTW when i am doing just the bar i end up in a power position or almost straight legged for all three pulls. Once i add about 40 kg I catch position 1 in the bottom, 2 a bit higher and 3 is power snatched.[/quote]
IMO I coach my lifters to pull fast under the bar and to never PS until they are proficient at Sn.
It doesn’t matter if the bar is light, you got to pull fast under just the bar. It builds speed in to the lifters and gets them use to lifting fast all the time.
As a general rule that is probably good, but i sometimes cut my pull and dive under the bar. That’s why i do this drill. This is one of the reasons I think you must have a coach to get you started and to reach a high level.
Although i don’t intentionally PS it, i just catch it that high and ride it down.[/quote]
I’d rather a lifter cut the pull a bit short and get under it fast then to pull high and ride it down slowly. But in an ideal world he’d pull the mofo out of it and be lightening fast under the bar
I open up fast with light weights and I go down fast with light weights. I never catch the bar and ride down. I get under the bar fast regardless of the weight.
OMG that video is 4yrs old! wtf?! 77x3?! That isn’t even a warm up now! lol That is the 4th lift I do with weights on the bar now…haven’t lifted from the hang in ages!
But I appreciate the different aspects and thats why there is a need for a coach to be present for a beginner to focus on what the lifter needs work on. All of my lifter extend well but need to be faster under to hit the bigger weights.