Respect…The Snatch

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Throwin’ them ‘bows

The video link from above is one of my favorites, its entitled “Lifting at Lunch with Coach Burgener.”  For those of you that don’t know, that’s where we get the “Burgener Warm-up” from that we do prior to all of our Olympic Lifting wods.  Mike Burgener runs a regional training center for USA weighlifting and coaches the Junior World Women’s Weighlifting team.

 He has contributed an incredible amount of time and expertise to our community.

When we are coaching you through the lifts, there are numerous points we may focus on, but Coach Burgener wants you to always remember one thing:  We are jumping the bar through a range of motion, developing momentum and elevation on the barbell and receiving the barbell in an overhead squat landing position.  That’s Jumping, Developing momentum and elevation on the barbell, and Landing.

Of course, there can be a variety of problems along the way, such as lack of flexibility, poor midline stabilization, weak shoulders, moving too slowly, etc, but don’t be discouraged!  Here are a few short videos of Burgener giving coaching tips and explaining the snatch:

Finishing the Extension (wmv/ mov)
Snatch Drills (wmv/ mov)
Timing (wmv)
The 3 Pulls (wmv/ mov)
Arm Positioning (wmv/ mov)
2nd Pull Power (wmv)

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