Current Women’s World Snatch Record Start Position Analysis

WORLD RECORD ANALYSOIS_SNATCH START POSITIONS_WOMEN
part 2 WORLD RECORD ANALYSOIS_SNATCH START POSITIONS_WOMEN
Looking at the Women’s Snatch start positions, here are a few clear observations.
The same principles are there:
-Eyes up, chin up, neck extended, chest out/up, shoulders back, hips down, knees out, back arched, bar tight to shins (4 Chinese, 3 Russians).
-Bar is tight to the body at the shins (not way out over the toes or nearly forefoot). Shoulders vary from slightly over, to directly above.
-So, although the Russian Men are not dominating the world stage on the snatch, the women certainly are.  Hmmm, perhaps there are ideal models for men vs. women in training methodology?  What an idea.  Either way, the Chinese have it figured out for both men AND women.
-A very intersting observation is that ALL of the Chinese Women wear a belt in the Snatch.  This is not very common world wide and certainly not among Men.
Justin Thacker- Founder of the Lab Gym,MS, RD, LD, HFS, USAW, CES, CSCS
NATIONAL CHAMPION OLYMPIC WEIGHT LIFTER
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