Female Invictus athlete pulling the barbell from the floor

Olympic Weightlifting Tip: Set Your Upper Back
Written by Jared Enderton 

Do you struggle with stability in the catch of your snatches and/or cleans? What you might not realize, is that when you have that issue arise, it can be due to your set up and start position. 

How, you ask? 

Olympic Weightlifting Tip: Set Your Upper Back 

You may have heard a coach tell you to “pinch your shoulders” when you lift the barbell off of the floor. But pushing your shoulder blades together behind you AND picking up a barbell is nearly impossible, even if we are a super mobile person. Try this instead: 

Put this into practice and make sure you aren’t mashed potatoes in the catch of a snatch or clean.  

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