95 kg (210 lb) PR Snatch from @ronniemorris 82 at today’s Snatch Workshop at @tigertownfitness !⠀
Note that right off the floor the bar rolls away from Ronnie slightly as he begins his pull. This means that throughout the pull, the bar will now be slightly in front of him. He was still able to make the lift, however if he attempted more there’s a good chance the lift would be missed out in front of him.⠀
Johnny Coffee would always say, “90% of lifts are made or missed from the floor to the knees. Start something right, and chances are you can end it right”. The start of the pull sets the tone for the rest of the lift!⠀
During the workshop we had Ronnie focus more on finishing his pull, which is the reason he made this lift. We have no doubt that he will make the necessary adjustments and refine his technique to become even more efficient! Thank you again to Tiger Town Fitness and everyone for coming out, we had a blast! ...
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“The Universal Athletic Position”
In weightlifting, we know the power receiving position as the stance we take when catching a clean or a snatch (hip crease above knees).
We also use this as the:
“ready position” in sports.
- defensive stance or “triple threat position” in basketball
- fielding stance a baseball
- two point stance in football
“Ready position” in daily life.
- chasing your kids around the playground
- dodging a shopping cart
- helping your buddy move a couch
Identifying the similarities between the power position in weightlifting, sports, and life, may help your athlete understand how it feels when they need to catch a clean or snatch.
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