Yes, that slight bend in the knee is normal and pretty much unavoidable when trying to make space for the bell, but you can still delay initiating the actual hinge.
Yes, it's more important as bell size goes up. With a lighter bell, you can get away with staying pretty much vertical and keeping the bell further out in front of your body. It's not necessarily bad technique but it gets problematic with heavier bells.But that's a 40.....would adjustments like that matter more going up in bell size?
Trying to maintain a straight planked up alignment and pivot backwards from the heels to make space for the bell is really hard to execute. I honestly wouldn't try to do it this way. But the best way to refine is to just do a lot of reps and experiment. When you stumble into a really good rep, try to reverse engineer and replicate it. Weight and time are the best teachers.I'm trying to initiate a lean from my ankles, a little more weight on the heel.
what I do is the following:drops the bell down with a lean and a sleight bend of the knee without breaking the hinge or spine to begin absorbing the weight of the drop.
a light bell I could tame easily without this maneuver, another thing is the shock absorption when going for some reps I have to have some pull on the bell, otherwise the bell pulls me an arm out of my brittle body.But that's a 40.....would adjustments like that matter more going up in bell size?
Hilarious! Perfectly expresses my emotional state after I had a big tear Thursday.You bet. Starting on your protocols I could cry tears on all those tears on my hands...although still brittle I became more tear-resistant, need not cry so much tears about tears anymore.
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the look of graph above was kind of typical seven months ago.
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1h snatch - 40kg - 5reps - 20repeats - 25:00min - 124/138
now it can look like this.
comparing the zones:
then: green - 61% blue - 37%
now: green - 35% blue - 61%
that say the numbers, it took me just a half of a year, consistency, patience...
I think there is no problem doing that. A single rep would take a bit longer, so you could use three or four reps per repeat. The eccentric part of the snatch has its demands. that's for sure. Not only the hands get something to handle.Any thoughts on a controlled drop of the kB to rack before dropping the kB between the legs for snatches, rather than a drop from overhead position? Would get some benefits from the eccentric part of the press, and may make the drop portion less technically challenging (and taxing).
Comparing my apples to my oranges from time to time gives me some hints.That's what I call a proof. No guesstimates, no assumptions, no feelings, but numbers. Awesome.
I think there is no problem doing that. A single rep would take a bit longer, so you could use three or four reps per repeat. The eccentric part of the snatch has its demands. that's for sure. Not only the hands get something to handle.
Comparing my apples to my oranges from time to time gives me some hints.