WOD (19-May-2017)

 


floating barThe Art of “Carrying” The Bar

Proficiency in the second pull of the Olympic lifts starts with this technique.

by Bob LeFavi, Ph.D., CSCS, USAW

As CrossFitters often come to find, the highly technical and complex Olympic lifts can be quite difficult to master. Some aspects are intuitive; their biomechanics make sense and are easy to grasp. Using powerful leg muscles during the first pull and keeping the bar close to the body during the second pull are examples of elements that feel natural even to newbie CrossFitters.

Other aspects of a good snatch or clean-and-jerk, however, are relatively unintuitive. One of the most difficult elements is the hip extension in the second pull. Here’s how to master it. Continue reading here.

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