Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by deadbolt, May 17, 2007.
i think im rounding my back too much. anyone else have this issue with snatch grip?
increase flexibility or get your ass down a bit lower..its gonna be hard to not have your shoulders in front of the bar with a snatch grip.. plus, it's gonna hit your lower back harder anyhow.. just use lighter weight for now until you get more comfortable with it
deadbolt, how much weight wereyou using compared to your regular deads?
I use alot less (maybe 60%) when doing them.
there was a dude in the ucf gym doing 405 with his hands on the fucking collars for 8 reps.
he also does lunges across the entire gym with 100 lb db's in his hands. dude is a machine.
but he wears a huge beanie and pulls it down over his eyes while he's there
I've worked up to 405 for like 4 or 5 reps with them and I fucking love them!!! They really helped with my power off the floor and a regular dead just seems so easy compared to a snatch grip dead.
Are you rounding your upper or lower back? Chances are, with the widened grip, your upper back is going to round... thats ok. Keep your head driving back and your lower back will stay arched. Big belly, press out against your belt for the entire rep. Exhale at the top and repeat. You'll be fine.
If your lower back is rounding, bring your grip in a little until your flexibility increases.
(thats a deadlift bar, longer then a standard bar)
315 for sets of 2
im able to do more but my forms deteriorates with more reps
i know for sure my upper back is rounding. im afraid of my lower back. i havent recorded myself doing SG so im not sure. ive never consciously considered driving my head back during the lift, ill try that
i love/hate those. they're hard as fuck. i think my best is 405 for 8. 455x1
I've been dealing with the same issues. I've gotten better just concentrating on keeping my eyes up and sinking my assdown like i'm gonna take a shit. You'll feel like ur gonna fall back but u wont.. I'm no expert tho, but thats helped me out.