Hi everyone!! I am currently finishing a paper that is due at 2pm so until then I thought it would be cool for you guys to see some video of me working out. Yesterday’s Outlaw workout called for three different snatch exercises (I swear we do this lift 3-4 times a week, not a problem but holy crap I’m getting better reaaaaal quick), and Mani (one of our owners and head coach) gave me some one-on-one coaching on my lift.
The thing about snatches, is that you really have to be thinking about a thousand different things, both when you’re doing the lift and when you’re trying to coach it. He took some video and analyzed it using the Coach’s Eye app on his iPad, which is pretty cool and I kind of want.
This is before much improvement had been made:
LOLing CrossFit humor…… anyway, from the first video to the last, I worked really hard on straightening my legs first and foremost, enhancing my “shrug”, and then letting the bar glide above me in line with my body, not bending my elbows until I had gotten into the “shrug”. This isn’t an instructional video, and I certainly am not a snatch expert (that’s my coach, go talk to him), but hopefully this was at least a little bit interesting to you and shed some light onto snatch form.
The best part — now that I’m getting my form down (it takes a million thousand reps to build muscle memory… I’m getting there), it’s time to go heavier! (P.S. Who digs the Reebok gear?! Got my pink Nano 2.0′s from the #ReebokNYC event…. wear these things every day, I swear, they are built for every workout!)
Have you ever tried olympic lifting?
What’s your biggest struggle, form-wise?
How will you be Sweating Dirty today?!