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    WestKB is offline Member
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    Default Snatch Technique

    I'm having problems achieving the "perfect" snatch. I'm able to snatch the bell with both arms for reps, but it still doesn't feel quite right. I still have a slight banging of the forearm, nothing major but it seems like it could be improved. I'm getting calluses at the base of my fingers that I would rather do without. Any ideas? Are there different progressions I should try besides the high-pull system outlined in Pavel's book? Perhaps a video of solutions to common snatch issues?

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    If you don't want callouses, buy yourself a pair of cheap cotton fingerless gloves. You can get them on amazon for $3-$4. Buy a few pair as they wear out eventually. They're thin so they don't interfere with feeling the bell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snaggle View Post
    If you don't want callouses, buy yourself a pair of cheap cotton fingerless gloves. You can get them on amazon for $3-$4. Buy a few pair as they wear out eventually. They're thin so they don't interfere with feeling the bell.
    Or a pair of tube socks. Cut finger holes in them, if need be.

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    There was a very similar question asked a few weeks ago. I'll try to find the link to the thread for you.

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    I too a working on the "perfect" snatch! If anybody on this forum has found it please let me know.

    As far as the slight banging n your forearms...try loosening your grip at the top and allowing your elbow to bend. From the top allow your elbow to break causing the kg to free fall. As the bell drops simply guide it through the back swing.

    Your calluses can be tamed with good hand care. Personally I would stay away from all socks and gloves. Learn to snatch with good technique and you won't need them. Keep the volume low as you continue to learn and you won't tear.
    Aaron Pierson RKC / FMS
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    I've been having problems with my left arm side for the snatch. I've pretty much got the right side down but the left side is just messing up for some reason. Any advice would be appreciated thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by o13starsnstripes View Post
    I've been having problems with my left arm side for the snatch. I've pretty much got the right side down but the left side is just messing up for some reason. Any advice would be appreciated thanks!
    Most people have a strong and a weak side...just like pressing. Again, an FMS wouldn't hurt. Shoulder mobility can play a role. I have found that many times what you feel is "messing up" is really not as bad as it feels. Sometimes it's just the awkward left side feel.
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    One, overhead lockout stability.
    Two, not enough hip power.

    Get Up and swings.

    Think I'm entitled to answer because I finished my 5th RKC snatch test in 4 years just last week.
    24kg 100 reps in 3min 45 sec with least snatch practice.
    Last edited by taikei; 11-20-2011 at 11:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KB/KM View Post
    Again, an FMS wouldn't hurt
    Whats an FMS?

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