Olympic lifting and lower back tightness

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  1. Yes and no. I let me wife go to this "box" because they actually do show correct form and are probably the only legit CF place I have seen. I took a couple of the WOD classes to get a feel for their style. Regardless, once you start putting oly lifts into a timed situation and have 6 other people yelling at you to push it, it creates a situation of chaos and not what you want for the majority of people.

    This isn't a CF rant, so anyone that follows it- don't take it that way. Simply an observation and opinion.


  2. Quote Originally Posted by KrisL View Post
    Don't forget ankle mobility, too!
    Ankle mobility with Voodoo bands and also with regular bands like this below. Works great.


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  3. And here is probably one of the most important stretches to do to open up the hips, especially for people who sit a lot ( at work, etc):


  4. One more issue I have is getting full hip extension in both clean and snatch. hitting from high thigh and not hip so missing that extra power pop.

    thoughts?
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  5. High thigh hits aren't entirely uncommon for cleans, since the hands are closer. If you're hitting thigh on a snatch, I guess it means you're popping too early, which probably means your clean is popping too early, too. I'd try making sure your heels are still on the ground when you pull the bar into your hips. I'd work with low hang pulls to get a feel for it. Then maybe move on to hang high pulls.

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  6. Use blocks with the bar starting knee height. This forces you to use form and not momentum into the top of the 2nd pull. Watch John Norths instructional vids. I've been Oly lifting for a couple years but still go back to them for some polishing

  7. Quote Originally Posted by Wrivest View Post
    Use blocks with the bar starting knee height. This forces you to use form and not momentum into the top of the 2nd pull. Watch John Norths instructional vids. I've been Oly lifting for a couple years but still go back to them for some polishing
    Cheers bud.
    I'll get a vid and look for you to critique
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  8. Thanks @KrisL
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