2/3/16…..Wednesday. Paleo Day 29

  
Why can’t I stop swinging the bar out and away on the snatch and Why can’t I stop swinging the bar out and away on the snatch and the clean?

More than likely you’re not leading the bar correctly during the second pull. Remember, you can’t just focus on pulling hard—you also need to lead the bar. The bar needs to travel up and back in order for you to receive it, and that process occurs at the hips. Our arms are only so strong. To send the bar where we want it, think about “jumping the bar into place” and not jumping up and pulling it into place. I suggest jumping while leaning back to an appropriate extent. Focusing on high pulling will help control the bar from going out and away. This is why we practice high pulls as a drill, so we can recreate it during a lift. Just be warned, you only have a fraction of a second to perform a high pull. Thinking too long on it will slow the movement down.

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