I tried snatching for the first time tonight. Did it from the hang. I can snatch dumbells fine, but this was my first attempt with a barbell (2 hands snatch grip). Did my first attempts with just the bar to learn movement and so forth. Felt fine and moved similar to a DB snatch. Once I started adding weight onto the bar my snatch soon became a clean to an OH press.
Is this because I had too much weight for the movement (for me)? (IE are snatches normally done at a lower weight than a clean / press?) or is it just because the movement is so new to me I was reverting to a more familiar movement?
Should I just stick it out with lower weights (weights that I can snatch) and eventually move up or am I perhaps doing something else wrong?
I know it is hard without a video, but I don’t have that possibility. If anyone else has experienced this maybe you can chime in.