Hi Debra. Yeah I know, sometimes my hips shoot up too fast. It's something I worked on quite a lot and I usually do better than that. I guess it keeps reappearing ocasionally. I know I have to focus on pushing with my legs.
I usually lift from the hang with lighter weights during my warm-ups and then I move to the floor. I feel it mostly helps me not rushing my second pull and keeping the bar going up right to the crease of my hips.
You're right, sometimes it's just a case of psyching myself out but that happens as I feel the weight of the bar during the first pull. I have no training partner to shout at me! That's maybe the case of several people on this forum as well so I shouldn't use that as an excuse. You seem to be lifting on your own too? By the way, are you from QuÃ©bec or did I get that wrong?
Hi Swolegasm. As mentioned above, I lift on my own and I am pretty much entirely self-coached. I am currently looking for a coach but the nearest ones are at least 12 hours from where I live. Anyway... I disgress. I decided to follow Koing's advice and adapt a similar program. At the moment is is:
Monday is FS / Sn / C&J / FS
Wednesday is BS / C&J / Sn / BS
Thursday is the same as Monday
Saturday is like Wednesday but with FS instead of BS and maybe a few jerks from the rack if I have the time.
It's working well and the squat strength is improving every week or so. The lifts are progressing very slowly. I got that 75kg snatch last night after 4 attempts. It's just that after 5 or 6 months without a PB, I was starting to doubt my technique and was looking for some other people's opinions.