I've been lifting for some time now but have recently been fascinated with olympic lifting. While i've tried to do the lifts (and actually had a serious injury because i was being an idiot while learning them) - i have no available coach. I would say I can powerclean well, but what does that matter?
I have all the olympic lifting equipment needed available to me (bumpers, shoes, platform, chalk, etc), but I'm having a lot of difficulty learning a few things without a coach:
- the rack position - my wrists aren't getting more flexible.. i have a lot of trouble gripping the bar on my shoulders with all my fingers
- front squat - i keep losing the bar because i tip over forward/go on my toes
- for the life of me i can't seem to split jerk correctly - my injury was from jerking and part of it is a psychological thing, but I also can't seem to split and punch the bar up correctly
- I haven't even attempted to snatch more than the bar w/out coaching so that's up in the air
any advice? i've done my share of reading from medvedyev to roman to webster and so on but of course it doesn't really mean anything in the gym.
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