Saturday, March 20, 2010


I've been having some neck and shoulder issues lately. It's nothing new - I'll do my best to remedy them, but time off would probably be the smartest thing. Anywho, today's snatches were all right. I'm trying to bring things up to an acceptable level by the end of the school year.

Any and all suggestions welcome.


Boris T. said...

Boris it's looking to me man. I am not sure if you're following a GS or a HS style form as it seems to be a bit of a mix of both. So I am not 100% on what your ultimate goal is.

The only thing I see, and this might actually be the angle of the camera is that it looks like your leaning your/neck to the side on the overhead portion. Almost as if the bell is not directly over head but offside and your compensating by leaning into it a bit.


Boris said...

Thanks Boris. I will take a head on view next time to take another look. I've always had the head tilt, but I don't know if the bell position overhead has altered.

My snatch form is a little of both. I don't know if what I'm doing is "optimal" or not, but there are some things I've spent time with and dumped, others incorporated. Raising the hips on the backswing, for example, gave me lower back issues, even with months of consistent trial, so I dumped that.

Anywho, my number-specific training goals for 2010 are 30 pull-ups, 80 snatches w. the 2 pood, and 40 jerks w. the 2 pood bells.

Boris T. said...

Boris thanks for the exra info it makes things a lot me clear when I am looking at your video.

I agree with you about incorpating some things and dumping others. Use what works for you and discard the rest.

Darryl Lardizabal said...

From the shadow it looks like you may need thoracic extension work, although I wouldn't clearly be sure. Just seems you have a hyperlordotic curve in your lumbar spine as the weight ends up overhead.

Also noticing that you may be lacking some scapular upward rotation, as your trapezius may be taking up some extra slack as the weight ends up overhead. Again not sure from the angle, just some considerations. Another one is that I notice your arm is still in not fully all the way back and your body slightly rotates towards your overhead arm to accomadate the weight. Again making me scapula movement.

Your neck may be agitated toward the aggressive rotation on the downswing as your neck twists more than your t-spine and lumbar rotate. Where is your neck acting up on? From the look of your rotation you may be possibly rotating from C5-C6, which could affect your axillary nerve affecting your deltoid.

Not sure if this helps or not, hard to tell from the view, but hopefully it did.