Do you feel that the bar: 1. Always drifts out/stays out in...

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Do you feel that the bar:

1. Always drifts out/stays out in front of you?

2. Can’t seem to stay connected through the pull?

3. Drifts out and then back in causing you to hit the bar out front when finishing the extension?

4. Can’t quite get that “snap” in your turn over?

If you said yes to any of the above, under-active lats might be your sneaky culprit. Lester Ho (@lesterhokw) speaks about the importance of elbow positioning to not only stay connected, but maintain closeness of the bar-body relationship.

Keeping the Elbows Out.

One of the cues I tend to give for many is to keep the elbows out. What does that do to your pull?

Keeping the elbows out helps maintain the centre of mass of the bar traveling close to the body. Many a times, some individuals “hold their lats” and end up rotating the elbows back and that kicks the bar out when completing the extension.

However, this position also requires decent internal rotation to properly activate the lats and keep the back engaged and the bar close.

Give that a go and let me know how that goes. This was my cue for this 86kg snatch on my last seminar in the US at Brazen Athletics (@brazenathletics).


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