A big part of the catch in the snatch and overhead squats is positioning and mobility. Dr. Aaron Horschig of Squat Univeristy (http://www.squatuniversity.com) talks about ankles and how to fix the lift!
We get a lot of questions about hip mobility and drills to help out the bottom of your squat. This is a great sequence of drills to open up your hips for weightlifting! A friend to help with the stretches is beneficial, but not mandatory.
A solid front rack position is critical! For both front squats and cleans, this set of drills will be the difference maker. A friend to help with the stretches is beneficial, but not mandatory
Often times people miss jerks due to a lack of overhead stability. This lack of stability might be in the shoulders, elbows, or even midline. One great fix for all of these potential causes is the jerk recovery!
Overhead mobility can be a major roadblock in weightlifting since the goal of the sport is to get the heaviest load possible overhead! This is a GREAT drill to loosen up and prepare the overhead position during your warm up. You can use wide hands prior to snatch, and a more narrow grip to assist with the jerk.
We get a lot of questions about how to improve shoulder stability. Grab a band try this drill! This is a great way to practice a solid overhead position while moving through appropriate movement patters. It’s not just about having strong shoulders, it’s about being stable while recovering from lifts.
The Perfect Weightlifting Warm Up! Warming up is important, and this is a GREAT drill to make sure you are ready to go.
If your back lights up when you lower the bar, you’re doing something wrong! The key is to learn how to stabilize through the midsection while moving using your glutes. Here is a great drill and a couple easy fixes.
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Danny and Buddy from CrossFit Excel explain the purpose and intricacies of the seated hip stretch.