Aim to get your pulls to your sternum level without pulling with your arms.
Your arms are MERELY hooks to hold on to the bar. Shrug after your hips and going on to your toes. Let your elbows bend but the shrug is the last bit. IF your arms are loaded with the weight (pulling on it with bent arms) you can’t get under the bar.
The height doesn’t matter if your pulling with your ARMS. You can’t expect to ‘pull’ under a big weight if your tugging with your arms on it. once your on your toes, shrugging. At the point of toes and shrugging you should be PULLING YOURSELF UNDER THE BAR.
This is the most pivotal thing that a coached lifter learns and eventually gets that a non coached guy doesn’t get usually.
Back years ago the Russians and Poles all pulled with arms, and the Poles rebended.
Know that the technique is wrong but Pervushkin snatched what around 380+ at 220lbs and C & J around 485, and Rigert was not a bad snatcher either.
Know it is not the Bulgarian way, but hey I would’nt mind a 380 snatch.
Agreed. But the Elite are the Elite for other then technical excellence (some of them). I would go with what 80% of the top 50 lifters in the world do, as oppose to the actual top few with weird/ strange technique. Those guys had other freakish skills.
Most guys that Snatch 1.8x+ bw do so with pretty solid technique. If they do it with bent arms, they are f0cking animals!
No one is going to critique a guy that does 1.8x bw Snatch much. By then you just got to get as strong as you can as your technique won’t change much and gives very little returns if any. It’s so ingrained, unless your making serious technical errors it’s not easy to fix.
At Beijing we saw hardly anyone do a squat Jerk and medal. At Athens we saw at least 2 out of the 9 categorys get Gold. Squat Jerking is not for 99.9% of people out there!