[quote]Christian Thibaudeau wrote:
[quote]J Moose wrote:
CT - a snatch from blocks in today’s training. Seems like I’m still letting the bar get away from my body and I need to be faster under it. Any feedback you can offer is greatly appreciated. Thanks coach!
It’s much better than it was though.
I get the feeling that your arms are inactive. Which is likely why it is getting away from you during the pull (when you start from above the knees you can’t blame an improper first pull!). As you explode upward with your lower body you should aim to pull the barbell to your clavicle… not clavicle heights… but to your clavicle. If you only shoot for the height it will be too far in front, you must actively pull toward you.
Then when you go down you must press the bar to the ceiling as you go under the bar. Do not just gio under and wait for the bar to fall in place. PUNCH the bar up to get your body down. This is like in a bench press where when you press into the bar you imagine driving your body through the bench, not pushing the bar up. Or like in a handstand push-up where you use the floor (bar) to push your body away.[/quote]
You are very right about my arms being inactive. I was too concerned about getting the bar to my hip crease, getting back to the power position with the correct torso angle, and then getting my head through.
These two cues you just gave me are great. Let’s see if I can implement them.
Thank you very much.