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    vivuscraig is offline Junior Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by faizalenu View Post
    You have good suggestions so far. I will say that I see the following snatch flaw from people who do a lot of maxVO2 and/or light snatches: They initiate the drop with the palm facing forward.

    Why is this a problem? Because with the palm facing forward, the crook of the arm pointing inwards. This means that your first movement is casting the arm forward instead of breaking the elbow. This pushes the bell away from you. Bring the bell into the rack, then getting out of the way, fixes that form error.

    This is an error that you can get away with with light snatches, but will kill you with heavy or double snatches.
    This is an extremely valuable tip to me. I definitely think that is one of my issues. I still do find it difficult to control the bell when it drops. As some of the other folks have suggested, this may require me doing more swings with a heavy bell to build up my strength.

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    Why not go from a 16kg. to a 20 kg. kb? That's what I'm doing. Think of it this way: going from 16kg. to 24kg. is a 50% jump in weight. Going to a 20kg. kb. is a 25% jump, which is still considerable and will more readily enable you to focus on technique.

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    Overall good job. One thing that I see with the 16kg snatch is at the top your shoulder looks like it's shrugged up pretty close to the side of your head instead of being snugged down into the socket. Also when the the bell drops down into the back swing it there's a little hitch that looks as though it's pulling your shoulder forward out of the socket. You want the arc of the bell to be as smooth as possible both on the up and the down swing, for it to feel as though it's floating and you are guiding it into place. I'd say stick with the 16kg for now and work on engaging the lat to keep the shoulder in the socket. Bottoms up presses are a great exercise to help with this. If your shoulder comes out of the socket, the weight will noticeably become more unstable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asha wagner View Post
    Overall good job. One thing that I see with the 16kg snatch is at the top your shoulder looks like it's shrugged up pretty close to the side of your head instead of being snugged down into the socket. Also when the the bell drops down into the back swing it there's a little hitch that looks as though it's pulling your shoulder forward out of the socket. You want the arc of the bell to be as smooth as possible both on the up and the down swing, for it to feel as though it's floating and you are guiding it into place. I'd say stick with the 16kg for now and work on engaging the lat to keep the shoulder in the socket. Bottoms up presses are a great exercise to help with this. If your shoulder comes out of the socket, the weight will noticeably become more unstable.
    Thanks Asha for the critique. I hadn't noticed my shoulder being pulled up instead of sunk down. I know I have trouble engaging my lats. I have a similar issue with my press. I have not done a bottoms up press before. I will check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pull_man54 View Post
    Why not go from a 16kg. to a 20 kg. kb? That's what I'm doing. Think of it this way: going from 16kg. to 24kg. is a 50% jump in weight. Going to a 20kg. kb. is a 25% jump, which is still considerable and will more readily enable you to focus on technique.
    Thanks for the suggestion. That is an option if I can't make the 24 kg work right away.

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