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I have a question regarding the Chinese lifting technique in the snatch. From the floor, is it acceptable to have your shoulders come in front of the bar slightly in the first pull? There seems to be a split decision with this aspect of the first pull and I think it would be a good topic of discussion. Should the shoulders stay in line with the vertical plane of the bar or can they come forward slightly as the knees get pushed back?
Thank you for your question. The starting location of the shoulder and its movement during the first pull is highly dependent on the lifter’s torso length and leg length. What is important is that the lifter maintains their center of balance near the forefoot. The lifter must move in a specific (to their build) way to maintain this balance and this will result in the shoulders moving in an appropriate manner.
In general, shorter lifters will be able to maintain a more upright position while maintain a forefoot balance while taller lifters will have their shoulders more over the bar in order to maintain balance.
Hello. I’m so excited to have found you! I’ve been searching for a long while on Chinese lifting techniques and am eager to learn everything I can from you. Any SF Bay Area clinics or certifications in the near future? Thanks