Bend, Don't Reach

We talked a bit today about our tendency (especially at lighter weights) to "reach" for the ground with the arms, leaving the hips high, versus letting our knees bend  when cycling the barbell. When we leave our hips up we utilize more of our back to lift the weight. Whereas when we bend the knees a bit more once the bar has cleared them on the way down, we have more leg to use (more ideal). Grayson was getting back into a great set up position today while cycling his snatches.

 

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Workout:

15-12-9:
Calorie Row
Power Snatch (95/65#)
into
3 Prowler Push
15 Clean and Jerk (95/65#)
2 Prowler Push
12 Clean and Jerk
1 Prowler Push
9 Clean and Jerk