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Dan just uploaded a video on the snatch. Enjoyable as always!
This.My rough "know it when I see it" rule (which is still open to some interpretation): "Are you snatching the bell, or is the bell snatching you?"
For the record, I would not consider this a squatty snatch. It is perfectly executed all things considered.
My rough "know it when I see it" rule (which is still open to some interpretation): "Are you snatching the bell, or is the bell snatching you?"
Yes -- When I was writing my post I actually went back and forth between "know it when I see it" and "know it when I feel it."This.
For me it's "know it when I feel it"
What stroke me is amazing strength, allowing to develop such a classic trajectory, the power production here is amazing, the descent is much more than just a free fall, pure ballistics back and forth, like a canon ball piercing through the air.I admire Sven's sprinty style
Bang on point as usual in observation as well as expressionI admire Sven's sprinty style.
I also admire the way Tim loads the top position, and uses the timing so precisely.
Tim Almond's gainz over his 10 months' snatching the 40 - just wow... has me intrigued by his "volume brackets":
"2,400kg at the start through to 12,000kg towards the end" - assuming A+A-style 5-rep repeats, that's from 6x 5L - 5R through to 30x, or 12 through 60 repeats
Seems like it's just a relentless accumulation of volume adding 6 repeats a month - is it that simple though?
"Today I went back to the low volume practice in bracket 1 with the 44kg bell (2,640kg at 44)" - perhaps it is... maybe?
I originally did a write up of what I had been experimenting with here on SF on this thread. I've played around with it a little more since then and learned more, though certainly nothing ground-breaking. A high volume of heavy snatches will be enough by itself to generate hypertrophy for a lot of folks, and for the rest of us, the amount of tweaking needed to put on some mass isn't too major. Smaller that I originally thought, actually. The results aren't as dramatic as a dedicated hypertrophy program, but I think most folks could expect 1-2 pounds/week of lean mass if they play their cards right. If anyone has questions that aren't answered in the old thread, feel free to revive it.
I discovered that I was looking up by watching the videos myself. It's not something I am consciously doing and for now I am not "arguing" with it.
I've actually been doing a lot of snatches with my eyes closed. Especially if I don't feel like I'm in a good groove at the beginning of a set, closing my eyes seems to help by shutting out visual proprioceptive input and letting me focus internally on timing and positioning.As for where the eyes go for the snatch, I tried a few light snatches with the eye gaze up and it's an interesting effect. Seems to facilitate "up" movement. With squats, some coaches will say "look up to go up" and some will say the opposite, so I suppose it could be similar. It's a neat idea for snatches and yet another detail to experiment with... Thanks
I've actually been doing a lot of snatches with my eyes closed. Especially if I don't feel like I'm in a good groove at the beginning of a set, closing my eyes seems to help by shutting out visual proprioceptive input and letting me focus internally on timing and positioning.
Or maybe that's not the reason, but it usually has the immediate effect of getting me back in a good groove.