Earlier this week I was working with Laurel on snatch technique. We were going over all the performance points of the lift, and once I finished Laurel astutely added something to the effect of “…and try not to think too much.” She’s absolutely correct, and it made me think of the video below.
When you’re stepping onto the platform in competition, or up to the bar for a new PR the work has already been done. That’s the time to clear your mind, and focus on force production. We highly value and emphasize technique, but sometimes we’re too form conscious, and get wrapped up in it. As a result, we miss out on some of the aggression and speed required to hit the big lift. As you get into your later sets Wednesday, trust your training and just move the weight.
Power Snatch 2-2-2-2-2-2
20 Overhead Squats (95#/65#)
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