There seemed to be a common theme behind the missed lifts on Thursdays Oly testing - people not getting under the bar. So I've got a few words to help you from Cody Burgener (Coach Mike Burgener's son).
One of the most difficult things for beginning weightlifters to do is also one of the most important – pulling themselves under the barbell.
This problem is particularly apparent in the snatch. Most beginning lifters are uncomfortable receiving the barbell in the bottom of an overhead squat position. That is why you see so many athletes landing with their feet twice as wide as their typical squatting position. This normally happens in conjunction them pulling the bar up from the waist to overhead. This “technique” might be easy with light weight because your arms alone can still handle the load, but if you watch athletes who move heavy weight, you will see something very different happening.
Athletes that move big weight do something fundamentally different . . . they pull themselves UNDER the barbell.
Read the entire article HERE.
And don't forget that Coach B himself will be in the house December. There are only a few spots left on the course.
One workout only today at Velloweneth Green, St Heliers, 830am.