Tuesday 140520

For time:
Run 1 mile
100 Kettlebell swings, 53#(35#)
50 Handstand push-ups
25 Muscle-ups
Run 1 mile

Post time to BTWB.

How many times have you heard your trainers talk about keeping the bar close during the snatch or the clean?  It’s pretty common, right?  The idea being that the closer the bar the better and quite frankly the easier the lift.

Take a look at the above video for an example of keeping the bar close.  Pay attention to how close the bar comes to the lifters head as she pulls herself underneath into the receiving position.  We will begin to play with more movements in barbell club to improve the snatch and clean and jerk, but sometimes seeing it doesn’t really well helps people get a better idea of exactly what should happen in the movements.  

Another thing I want you to notice is how she waits in the bottom until she has the weight in the correct position before she stands up.  Yes I know it’s in slow motion, but you still get the idea.  Many times we rush out of the bottom of the snatch and end up losing the lift because we didn’t have the bar in the correct position overhead.  Coming up early with the bar forward results in losing a lift when being a little more patient in the bottom and finding the correct position overhead could result in a successful attempt.  Practice this often with lighter weights.  See how getting the bar in the correct position and not rushing out of the bottom will yield an easier assent up.  

Use these tips and apply them the next time we program the snatch and see if they work for you.

Reminder that we have a new class schedule today!  We are running classes on the half hour starting at 5:00 PM this evening.  Classes are still an hour long and will be everything you’ve come to know and love.  Check MBO and PLEASE sign up.  Thanks!

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