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    Chubbs McGee Auburn's Avatar
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    Snatch Critique

    All right boys, any eyes see something that I missed?

    Issues that I see:

    1.Back Strength, hips rise a little more than I'd like off the floor. I don't think this is a positioning issue, I think I'm just weak in that position. Also might need to arch a little harder during the lift.
    2. I feel like I need to bring the bar back a little more when I break it from the floor.
    3. Need to keep the bar closer on the turnaround.
    4. Good God, my pull under is slow. Maybe because I don't stay over the bar long enough? Not sure. The fact that I've gotten crazy fat probably doesn't help.
    Last edited by Auburn; 10-25-2009 at 01:47 PM.

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    Can you get a side view?

    -It looks like you could be over the bar more
    -More back arch
    -Catch it in a much deeper squat, yours looks pretty shallow.

    Hard to tell so these two are merely speculative
    - Are your lats flexed during the pull?
    - Are you curling your hands over the bar and pointing your elbows out?

    Other than that, real clean lift. Nice work man! 100kg snatch is a fantastic achievement!!!
    Last edited by ZenMonkey; 10-25-2009 at 01:46 PM.

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    Chubbs McGee Auburn's Avatar
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    Thanks, man. I'll try to get a side shot next time.

    Over the bar more -

    This has been the largest change to my lifting lately. For whatever reason, it's been a great help to me to have a more upright pull. My squat is down considerably, but my competition lifts keep going up and the only real change that I can attribute it to is the new pulling posture. I'm hesitant to get back into the higher-hipped position.

    Back arch -

    Definitely. I'm in a very good position when I'm setting up, but I lose some lower back arch when I bring the shoulders over the bar. In the past, I would lose some upper arch during the beginning of the second pull of the clean, so it's probably just a weakness in general.

    Squat depth -

    I've thought about this previously. In my current stance, my hamstrings come into contact with my calves at the bottom of the squat. Even if I let my back round and get into poor posture, I'm not getting lower in that position. I'm still debating if I want to work on going wider and the strain it'll place on the knees and hips.

    Lats flexed -

    In general, they are kept tight. On this particular lift, I couldn't tell you. I was just thinking about pulling the bar well.

    Wrists curled, elbows pointed out - Elbows are out, but I don't really curl the wrists anymore. I'll try to think about that more next time and see what happens.

    Also, can someone edit the title since I can't spell 'Critique'?

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    The snatch is too hairy. Shave the snatch.
    Age: 18
    Height: 5'10
    Weight: 205

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    Thus I Refute Thee !!!! Bodyguard's Avatar
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    Hey Auburn, your from Auburn? Like war eagle, go tigers, bama sucks type Auburn. Like, I still believe we can beat bama Auburn. Like bring back the Tubs even though Gene ant doing so bad Auburn. Wow me too.
    Age: 18
    Height: 6'1
    Weight: 238

    All lifts are raw:

    Bench: 325(max)
    Squat: 510(max)
    Dead lift: 500(max)

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    Good job, internet. You produced two winners.

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