Thursday, January 8, 2009

Snatch Day

Thanks to all of you who have taken the time to help me with my jerk technique.  It appears that my two main issues are not keeping my elbows on my pelvis during the first bump and allowing my arms to be too wide during the ascension of the bells with my hands facing forward.  This overhead position is also leading to troubles during my descent.  I plan to spend the next few weeks working on these issues and plan to post some more jerk video.

Today was a snatch day.  My hands remain a bit tender from my last snatch day, particularily my 5th finger on both hands where I had developed some small blisters.  So instead of increasing my time I decided to repeat my workout from last time:

Snatch Warm up: 10/10 1 set each with 12kg, 16kg, and 20 kg
Snatch(24kg) 16 rpm x 6 minutes - 1 hand switch
OAJ (32kg) 10/10
OAJ (24kg) 10/10
OAJ (32kg) 10/10

Really tried to focus on keeping my elbow on my hip during the first bump and keeping my "biceps to my ear" in the overhead position as Cate Imes mentioned.  I need to continue working on this especially if I ever want to look like this:

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