Coach Jared Enderton demonstrating making contact with the barbell

Olympic Weightlifting Tip: Pulling the Bar Back 
Written by Jared Enderton 

Do you struggle with pulling the bar back into your body during snatches and cleans? This is a common problem with weightlifters who are pulling straight off of the ground, therefore having to meet the barbell with their hips versus pulling the barbell back into your hips. 

Why should I pull the bar back during olympic weightlifting? 

Making contact with your hips is a very important part of every Olympic lift. It transfers your force from your legs and hips to the barbell. To make that contact without chasing the barbell forward, you will need to pull the bar back into your hips. 

How do I pull the bar back? 

Check out this video of Invictus Weightlifting Coach Travis Enderton demonstrating how to effectively pull the bar back into your hips so you can lift as much weight as possible! 

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Want to learn more tips like this, and feel structured in your Olympic weightlifting training? Join Invictus Weightlifting on a 3 day or 5 day per week supplemental program to ensure you are working on your strength, technique, and accessory work for your Oly lifts. Get ready to feel strong, and hit new PRs. 

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