Allison competed in the Battle for Quiet Waters on Saturday with her teammate Heather U. They were the Ginga Ninjas!
Oh the snatch! It seems nothing else we do can elicit so much angst and frustration. Remember, the Snatch is an Olympic sport and it takes lots of practice and training to really get the hang of it.
The most common problem we Coaches see when learning the snatch is not pulling yourself under the bar. When we start we are really great at muscle and power snatching. But, at some point we begin to attempt lifts that are at the edge of our strength and technique ability. We pull the bar to our chest, our chin, our eyes and we fail to pull ourselves under the bar to get it overhead. All is takes is just a quarter squat, a quick reverse in the direction of your hips, and that bar will make its way overhead.
Watch today's Technique Tuesday video to get some great tips from the blokes at Barbell Shrugged on learning how to pull yourself under the bar. Good luck!
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