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Movement Analysis

To drive home some points that we've been working on in class, I'd like you all to watch this demo from Catalyst Athletics and look specifically for the following:

The Snatch

1. Watch their feet at the end of the second pull. Notice the minimal vertical elevation each athlete demonstrates. Transitioning from your pulling stance into your receiving stance is less of a "Jump" and more of an "aggressive lateral stomp".

2. Notice their violent movement through the Power Position. Aimee Anaya (the first athlete) grunts loudly at this point. You may have to slow the video down to see it but it's there.

That's it for now, check out the video and post comments or questions.

Reader Comments (2)

Aimee is an awesome athlete and it was fun spending time with her at the CA Oly training/cert!!

Btw, my oly coach teaches the same thing--less or no focus on vertical, actually keep your feet on the ground throughout and shuffle rather than gain air!!
February 28, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersarena
Thanks for posting these David. I can so clearly see these athletes move from transition through the power position, but I would totally have missed it if we hadn't been working the Burgener warmup so carefully.

Practiced the warmup today, as well as keeping outward tension on my legs during OHS! This gets right at the heart of my knocked knees and duck feet, so it'll be good to work on it.
February 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMargie

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