Timing At The Top Of The Pull

In the snatch and clean, we break the pull into segments as a way to teach and learn, but in execution, we want a fluid, uninterrupted motion.
We often get a delay in the transition between the top of the pull and the effort to move under the bar, and this means time for the bar to lose momentum and reduce our window for getting under it.
Think of the snatch and clean as a single continuous motion—not up… and then down… but up into down.
You can try visualizing it as a narrow elliptical motion through the top rather than and out-and-back trip to the top of the pull. In other words, you’re taking an extremely quick curve, not moving out to a point, stopping, then returning.

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