The third tell tale sign that a clean or snatch needs some attention is through excessive lateral displacement of the feet during the catch. Or as I like to call it, the Starfish.
Tag: olympic lifting
Common Mistakes With Olympic Lifting for Hockey Players: Part 2 “The Jump”
Olympic lifts are great for developing lower body power. Many athletes will lose a large part of this opportunity to develop the lower body drive by never fully extending the hips and basically jumping from the ankle and then pulling with the upper body, never 'getting out of' their hips.
Tuesday Thought: Consistency
Athletes, are you taking responsibility for your own development, or are you relying on external factors? What tools and processes have you put in place to make sure your are maximizing you performance and recovery?
Common Mistakes Made in the Olympic Lifts (and why your hockey players hate them!) Part 1
The number one complaint I hear from hockey players and coaches regarding the clean is, "we/I don't do them cause they hurt your wrists." This is the by-product of a poor upper body catching mechanics, which leaves the elbows down at the sides, and places the full momentum of the bar down onto a flexed wrist.