Nah, man. I’m from Toronto Ontario. Work out at u of toronto and a couple other places.
If you’re ever in Toronto, feel free to PM me and I will gladly help you out with the lifts.
Wieghing in at 155-160, deadlifting 375, power clen and press 195, overhead squat 135 for 3. Power snatch 135 for 1. Not a pro by any means, but strong for my weight.,
I’d say to try hang snatches to feel the second pull better. I’m certain that the first pull will be strong for you, given your experience deadlifting.
Try accelerating the bar very slowly through the first pull, also. To get a better fel for acceleration.
And if you’ve done the above, do em again just to freshen things up.
Might wanna try isometrics in the top pull position. http://danjohn.org/ds101_files/frame.html
That is a free link from Dan John, titled the Dick Smith interviews. Deals with isometrics. IR) holding a maximal weight in a position to train tha particular position. Try the top shrugging position of the snatch. Mightr be hard, given your height and width of your power rack (if you use a wide grip).
Even try tabata broomstick snatches to get a feel for where you need more work. Nothing like a good couple hundred reps with a broomstick to get a feel for your strengths and weaknesses in a lift.
Hot AZ, you make me ashamed of myself.
epitome, I don’t suppose you take the E or V train out to Rego Park do you…? I live in Queens near LIC and I was thinking of heading out to the Olympic lifting center in that Hall on Queens Blvd. I’m really torn. I think the Olympic lifts are absolutely majestic, but I’m more interested in developing a high level of strength while staying near my current featherweight, hence the deads, weighted chins and overhead presses.
I actually do enjoy performing the lifts and I think I have great form on the full squat clean and split jerk (most of the time, if you know what I mean). The snatch was going very well for a while and I hit bodyweight, but I don’t know what happened and now I can barely get 130. After a couple months I’m still not able to iron out whatever incorrect technique I’ve developed and that’s why I’m considering finding a coach. Of course, my goal right now isn’t really to become proficient in this sport as much as it is to deadlift 600 lbs at 150, hence this post.[/quote]