RS Slomo snatch x 2 at 55lbs

This is RS, a fellow masters lifter, with a 55lb double.

Things I notice in this video: the arm bend is a little early and arms are still a little bent in receiving position.  Technically this is more of a power snatch (receipt with knees above 90 degrees) with an immediate overhead squat (OHSq).  Feet are going a little wide which is fine at this weight, but may make it hard to come out of the hole when the weights get heavier.

A good drill for addressing both the early arm bend and feet going wide is the “no hands, no feet drill”.  Without a hook grip (this will help improve grip strength as well) and without moving feet, perform a snatch from the floor.  It forces a good hip drive because you can’t cheat by getting under the bar by spreading feet wide and you can focus on the turnover without the hook grip.

A video demonstrating that drill with Jon North and Donny Shankle can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ProSkFvyWHA

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One Response to “RS Slomo snatch x 2 at 55lbs”

  1. DanaApril 26, 2014 at 7:10 PM #

    Ooh! Love the idea of that video!!! Thanks for posting that!

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