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Power/Hang Snatch Video Critique


#1

Hi,

I hope I don't offen the real lifters with my puny weights, but I just recently started incorporating snatches into my training again.

Since I don't have acces to a trainer at the moment I was thinking people here on the board could help me out with my form!? I find it rather difficult to spot mistakes myself....

thanks for any help


#2

looks to me like you are jumping more than than generating maximal vertical hip drive. but then i've read that some coaches teach by telling people to vertical jump, so i don't know... what happens for you when the weights get heavier?? maybe it sorts itself out...


#3

Good finishing position, but the bar was way out front during the pull. Virtually no power from the hip extension went into that lift.

  • Need more hip extension
  • Keep bar closer to center line.

#4

Be more patient with the bar. You are you standing up fully. Keep the shoulders relaxed, and just stand up with the bar.

After you adjust to the speed/coordination of using the triple-extension thrust efficiently, you'll fire your shoulders upwards while simply turning the hands (always squeezing the bar) over.

Bumper plates and calibrated bars often make a loud "ping" noise when the extension is used correctly.

DO NOT stick your hips out to try and meet the bar/gain momentum. The bar meets you. Stand up.