WORLD RECORD ANALYSOIS_SNATCH START POSITIONS_MEN

WORLD RECORD ANALYSOIS_SNATCH START POSITIONS_MEN-2

This may upset a few of you or go against what your expert has been telling you. But,it kills me to see the frustration in lifters as they are perplexed by the mysteries of their misses and why they may be happening. They seldom accept the fact that it is something as simple as their set up and start position.

Earth to frustrated lifter: THERE IS SLACK IN YOUR START POSITION. NOT ONLY ARE YOU NOT IN POSITION TO DO THE LIFT, BUT IT GETS WORSE THE SECOND YOU PULL OFF THE FLOOR…DON’T LOOK FOR YOUR PROBLEMS IN YOUR BAR PATH, 2ND PULL, FINISH, ETC UNTIL YOU HAVE THIS FIGURED OUT. THE REST IS SIMPLY A REACTION OR COMPENSATION TO A BAD POSITION OFF THE FLOOR. ONCE THAT IS SQUARED AWAY, WE CAN TALK ABOUT THE REST. I’m done yelling now.

Fun fact and rant 2: I love Russian weightlifting. Huge fan. Yet, a pet peeve of mine is when someone loves to quote the Russian literature as some sort of gospel that what they are about to say is infallible. It is in context and there is a lot of literature. And,it is collecting some dust. Currently, there are no male Russian snatch world record holders. Again, just an observation and I mean nothing against them by saying that. (They are still the almighty Russian weightlifting power…but that has nothing to do with your fallible opinion;).


Justin Thacker- Founder of the Lab Gym,MS, RD, LD, HFS, USAW, CES, CSCS
NATIONAL CHAMPION OLYMPIC WEIGHT LIFTER