Some people look at me weird when they see me always set up my phone to record every rep, set or wod I do. They probably think I’m an egomaniac that can’t get enough of watching himself on film. 😝 the reason I do is two-fold, to get some stuff to post on Instagram & to use as a teaching tool for myself.
I’m still relatively new to Crossfit so the movements were all foreign to me when I began. Everything is technically more complicated to perform than the slow & controlled physique training I was known for. With that being said it’s minor technique flaws that can make a big difference in whether you’re successful or not in completing a movement to the best of your ability.
In reviewing yesterday’s videos on my Coach’s Eye app, I noticed that during my first pull is what’s throwing off my snatch. If you look at my positioning in the first pic, my butt starts low, arms straight and good angle between my hips and torso.
In the second pic, my arms begin to pull up at the elbows way too soon. This causes my butt to come up too fast in order to get the bar to clear my knees and flattens out the angle of my hips to torso forcing a lot of the load onto my lower back.
Doing this at a lower weight can build a false sense of confidence that you are doing everything right since you can still complete the lift successfully. But if that’s how your nervous system is trained to move then the flaw will show up once the weights go up and result in either missed lifts or an injured lower back if not both.
So looks like I have some work to do to correct this issue. What you do in practice is what you do in competition.
#selfassessment #oly #snatch #keepthatassdown