What are your weightlifting challenges? Comment below and I’ll endeavour to provide a video to assist 😉🏋️♀️
10 hours ago
Do you ‘upright row’ your snatches? This probably explains while you’re unable to drop in to a good receiving position. The key to being able to catch the bar in a good full snatch position is to keep the bar low. Watch the slow motion at the end to see where the bar is when I start to drop under (waist height)
Momentum from a powerful leg drive will send the bar plenty high enough to drop under 😉. I promise 😂
These technical points are addressed fully in my book which has now been released. The link is in my bio above ⬆️⬆️⬆️
22 hours ago
Here is a slow motion clip to demonstrate the timing of full extension (jump) straight in to the receiving position. Note the following...
✅ the first movement is a leg drive which results in the knees coming back slightly
✅ the angle of the back remains constant from the floor passed the knees
✅ the arms remain long and loose
✅ the bar remains at arms length without ‘pulling’
✅ as soon as I hit extension, I drop under, no time wasted trying to get the bar higher
✅ all the effort comes from the quads and glutes while maintaining tension in the upper back to keep chest high
✅ I receive the bar low
Why not save and share this one for future reference 😉🏋️♀️
1 week ago
How to get things done when you are ready to start. If you haven’t done so, check out post 1 & 2 on goal setting, making check lists and how to use the impact/effort graph. Sometimes I get anxious when I feel like I have too many things to do. Not quite full on panic attack but shortness of breath.
I tell myself to relax and get a checklist going. This eases my mind and gives me something to focus on. Each time I hit my target, I cross it off my list and it feels amazing. You can actually see your own progress.
I’ve included a scaffolding exercise that might help you take big tasks and chop them down to bite sized pieces. This works for just about anything. 3-5 steps are best. Give it a try and let me know what you think.
#goals #goalsetting#todolist#getthingsdone#gtd#scaffolding#chunking#mindset#jasonfried#37signals#taskswitching#boostproductivity#efficiency#efficiencygoals#organize#focus#deepfocus#selfhelp #getorganzied
4 days ago
How to lower in to a hang position. Too commonly I see a bend at the knee then the hip which sends momentum forwards causing a swing on the bar. This is widely taught in Crossfit but likely to cause issues with consistency and inability to drop under at speed
Consider lower in reverse to how the lift is executed which would be a simultaneous knee and hip extension.
1 week ago
Do you find you get distracted by what’s going on in the gym or do you struggle to ‘feel’ the lift? I often lift with my eyes closed to feel loose arms and weight distribution through my feet. I’d recommend giving this a go when you’re already fairly consistent 👀😉
I suggest you open your eyes as you land 🙄🤭
I love it when the music randomly corresponds to what I’m talking about. It’s always a crapshoot.
Here’s the best stretch for your mid-back region when you have the shoulder blade aches.
Areas stretched include the rhomboids, traps, serratus, and even the intercostal (rib) muscles. —————————————————————————————
Thanks @trainingroom.gv for reminding me about this one. —————————————————————————————
Grab a medium band and an anchor point. Now relax and take deep breathes. Alter the line of pull to hit the exact area that needs to be stretched. —————————————————————————————
Let the band and your breathing doing the work. Hold for 30 seconds or longer for better results. —————————————————————————————
If you have mild midback discomfort, give this stretch a try for several sessions. If it does not help, it’s time to consult the professionals.