Ass is in the air, arms are bent even in transition to second pull, shoulders are tight during the two pulls. No oly shoes?
Keep your ass down. Yeah, powerlifters can get away with a slight to major curvature in the lower back during deadlifts. If you want to hit good lifts, especially the snatch (unless you love bruising your pubis), you need to have a perfectly angled “flat” back. Can’t keep a flat back? Drop the weight until you get the ability. There are many exercises for training the lower back well in weightlifting.
Never ever bend your arms. This is probably the easiest mistake to correct.
A lot of people get into a bad habit of tensing the shoulders due to improper coaching in sports or other lifts. For optimum explosive power at the “scoop” or end of second pull/transition to squat from deadlift phase, you’ll need to completely relax your shoulders until the moment of explosion, in which you shrug straight up as hard and fast as you possibly can while “jumping” with the feet (triple extension). You lose so much power by utilizing your shoulders too early.
Don’t forget the “straight-up” phase of shrugging and pulling. I personally had a difficult time as I was taught in high school to do dumbbell shrugs forwards and backwards, along with straight-up. Muscle memory is a bitch when it works against you. This is why a coach is so important.
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I’ve got a couple of questions…
First, how can i keep my ass down when i’m supposed to rise them at the same speed as my shoulders, isn’t that correct?
Second, in relation to bending my arms too early, i took this picture from the video just after the transition to the second pull. Are they really bent?
Thanks a lot for having taken the time to answer!!