Tuesday 21 April 2009

Tuesday's tapering treat

I had a nice session this evening. I did a load of partner stretching and skill work with the bar to warm up. Because my hamstrings and groin were thoroughly stretched, I am able to get a better back lock at the start of my first pull in the Snatch. This should lead to a better power transfer, so I will find out on Saturday. I can Hang Power Snatch 100 because I can get the proper back lock and this allows me to use more power from my hips, glutes and hamstrings. Anyway, here is what I did tonight:

15 mintues of skill work with bar, forced partner stretching.
Snatch--1x3@40, 40, 50 1x2@60, 70 1x1@80, 85, 90--These were pretty smooth and I felt like I was pulling dropping under the bar very fast. There is a video of the 90 below.

Jerk skill with 50
Clean and Jerk--1x1@80, 80, 90, 100, 105--Again, very light but everything felt accurate and fast.

Front Squat--1x2@90 3x1@110--Harry said these were to keep the legs active.

Here is the video of a 90 Snatch so let me know if there is anything you can spot.


Anonymous said...

Re:"Togail meachain"
Not hanging over enough in first pull. Too late releasing your heels when passing knees. Too much upright position catching the bar and too much pressure on the back of your feet in the squat.Now I understand why you have to use sprintsnatches to save the lift. Otherwise better than before.

Ger said...

hey barry, lovin the blog. Do you have the video of my 260?

Barry said...

Hi Ger,

I will put that up on my blog tonight and I will email it to you also.

Thanks for the feedback. I am not quite sure what you mean by too late releasing your heels when passing the knees. Could you explain further?

Franklin said...

Hi Barry,

From way down here as a novice, it looked like a very solid snatch. I did notice you opened up your stance on the catch which I know you struggled with previously. I don't quite understand Morgan's comment about a late release of the heels either but I'm sure its significant.

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