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Snatches should not hurt your pubic bone!
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Being tougher or wearing snatch diapers isn’t the solution, nor is being less aggressive with your extension - the bar shouldn’t be contacting the body on the pubic bone in the first place!
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Adjust your grip so the bar contacts in the crease of the hip - this will put the contact point at the soft tissue between the pubic crest and the anterior superior iliac spines. You can smash yourself into the bar as hard as you want and it won’t hurt.
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Don’t try to be a hero - be a lifter who knows how the bar and body should interact.
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Tag a friend who’s about to throw a blood clot from pelvic trauma.
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You can also find an article on the website about this if you prefer the written word.
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#pubicservicemessage #pubicbone #snatch #weightlifting #catalystathletics #garagemind #loudmindquietmouth #usaw #iwf #teamWAG #puori #earthfedmuscle @earthfedmuscle @puorilife
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#Repost @jocelynforest
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FINALLY someone brings back the wooden heel😍And if you and I happen to go way back you’ve heard me say I love a good white shoe. These kicks just arrived in my mailbox and they’re SICK! Thank you 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 @velaasa ! Just in time for moving into a new phase of training. Been a while since I’ve shown you a full medley of what coach has me doing. Love those single leg RDL’s w the BB. When it burns it means it’s working right? #catalystathletics #garagemind #newphase #newfocus #gonnaputitalltogethernow #feelinginspired #strongishappy #catalystOG #weightlifting

The goal is to execute our lifts as similarly as possible regardless of weight. In order to do this, we do have to reduce the amount of upward force we put into lighter weights because maximal force would make it impossible to execute the same motion. However, even with a reduction in force, lighter weights will be elevated more than heavier weights.
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We don’t want to intentionally limit the elevation of the bar in order to perfectly mimic maximal weights. We need to train in a way that allows us to maximize our ability to elevate heavy weights enough to create adequate time and space for us to relocate our bodies underneath them.
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Intentionally limiting bar height on our lightest weights will usually force a change in the motion, namely an incomplete extension. Since the majority of training volume is with relatively light weights, this means that this is the movement pattern that will become most ingrained, potentially creating problems when we need to put maximal upward force on the bar in our heaviest lifts.
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Even if we’re reducing the force we’re applying to the lift, the bar will be elevated more with lighter weights. To execute a solid lift, we need to remain connected to the bar and fix it in the receiving position at the height we’ve lifted it to.
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As a result, the initial receiving position of the lift will begin higher and become progressively lower as the weight increases. Keep in mind this doesn’t mean it’s always dramatically higher, and the difference between light and heavy weights will vary among athletes.
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The pull or push under the bar can be executed with maximal effort at any weight. This will also mean the receiving position is fixed sooner and higher because the bar will have less time to slow and begin dropping.
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Focus the complete upward motion with the force reduced as needed, and on your connection to the bar to move your body under it, not just down, and you will naturally receive it at the necessary depth.
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Tag a friend who can’t get under heavy weights because they practice not lifting the bar.
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Videos by @hookgrip and @atginsta
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#Repost @powersofthesnow
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I am so happy to make the lifts I made today and get some numbers on the board for Oregon as a 55 lifter! Came back to make my ambitious 69 opener on my second attempt and made 94/97 to have another awesome attempt at 100! (Just needed to stay more vertical at the pull).
I’ll admit choosing to be a 55 for this meet was a tough decision bouncing back after a hard cut from Nationals and also traveling and enjoying festive birthday and work celebrations immediately the week before. I was sitting between 56.5-57 the last few months. But thanks to my work on #teamwag @workingagainstgravity and @bratsy_cline for being my foundation and holding me accountable for my goals, I was able to make it without feeling like I lost strength. Today was more technical and nerves amongst a super hot field of American record holding lifters!! •

Thanks Greg @catalystathletics for all the programming and reminding me I shouldn’t be afraid of success. •

Double thanks to my most amazing husband @nathancharpentier who helped count attempts in a super crazy A session where I was right in the middle of it all. •

Proud to set the 55kg standards for @oregon_weightlifting this meet.
#strongerthanyesterday #weightlifting #usaw #americanopenseries #untilnextmeet

#Repost @alyssasulay
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A little more weightlifting stuff. Power clean+clean complex at 75. Working on getting my turnover quicker and keeping my grip. #weightlifting #powerclean #clean #catalyststhletics #nothroatpunchinghere @catalystathletics @iamprymal

#Repost @lindsaypace_
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ALLLLL the Jerk triples with 5 more kilos than last week! 🤘 @catalystathletics #weightlifting #snatch #cleanandjerk #catalystathletics

#Repost @codyanderson2_34
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Some gymnasty stuff from the other day
4 RFT
2 Pegboard
Handstand obstacle down and back
(With some fancy parkour up the rocks thrown in for good measure)
@niketraining @elitefuel @prxperformance

#Repost @drive.barbell.club
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We’re just over a month out from the Central Oregon Fall Open. Come lift with us October 13th in Bend, OR. Registration will be open until 10/5/18. Registration link in the bio. #usaw #oregonweightlifting #drivebarbell #catalystathletics @oregon_weightlifting

We want to have a good margin of overhead strength for the snatch and jerk - but don’t neglect the ability to snatch or jerk the bar into place for the sake of being stronger overhead.
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The proper overhead position maximizes your ability to support weight with however much strength you possess; this also means that a poor position will limit how helpful your strength is for supporting that bar.
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In short, if you’re not proficient enough in the snatch and jerk that you can consistently position yourself to receive the bar optimally, you need to make fixing that a priority over additional strength development.
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Tag a friend who overhead squats a million kg more than he/she snatches and thinks the solution to their missed snatches is more overhead squats.
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#weightlifting #catalystathletics #garagemind #loudmindquietmouth #usaw #iwf #teamWAG #puori #earthfedmuscle @earthfedmuscle @puorilife
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During the pull of the snatch, the bar will contact the body in any properly executed lift. The most important point to keep in mind is that any horizontal force we impart to the bar is not only limiting its upward speed, but is reducing the effectiveness of our mechanics pulling under it and disturbing our balance.
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There will always be a small degree of horizontal force with this contact, but it has to be minimized. This requires three basic things:
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First, the bar must be as close to the body as possible prior to contact without dragging. The closer it is before contact, the closer it will naturally stay, just like a ball bouncing (ball analogy courtesy of Ursula Garza).
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Second, the bar should contact at the crease of the hips as the trunk reaches an approximately vertical orientation. Contact earlier and on the thighs will have more of a tendency to both push the bar forward and slow its motion. This requires staying over the bar long enough before initiating the second pull.
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Third, the legs must be actively driving against the floor vertically as the bar comes into contact and continue this drive after contact. This ensures the hips are moving up vertically as they finish extending rather than driving forward through the bar.
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The upper body can and should actively keep the bar close to the body when entering the third pull after contact, but this can’t entirely make up for improper extension and contact—it’s a preservation of existing proximity, not a fix for excessive distance.
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The simplest way to learn and practice this bar-body interaction is with snatch pulls. Focus on staying over the bar until it’s around mid-thigh, keeping the bar as close as possible prior to contact at the hip, and driving aggressively and vertically with the legs until the bar has stopped moving up. You can then train a complex of snatch pull + snatch.
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Tag a friend who banana slams or leaves the bar 2 counties away in the pull.
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Videos by @hookgrip
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Get the last 30 second at YouTube.com/catalystathletics
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#weightlifting #catalystathletics #garagemind #loudmindquietmouth #usaw #iwf #teamWAG #puori @earthfedmuscle

#Repost @jocelynforest
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More volume. Cj workout today post squats 75 (3+1), 80 (2+1), 85 (1+1), 80 (3+1), 85 (2+1), 90 (1+1), 95 (1+1). Checking that internal dialogue that plays on a loop in your head to make sure it’s saying the right stuff. You WILL get stronger. You WILL get better. Big weights are coming. Stay focused. Stay the course. #catalystathletics #garagemind #clean #jerk #cleanandjerk #waveload #volume #grinding #charging #willingit #staythecourse #weightlifting

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