One thing to consider when working with sorts presses, either clean or snatch grip, is maintaining a strong and stable core and upper back, which is one of my main weaknesses, and a reason for a lot of my upper body issues.
Much like maintaining a stable spine and strong core during normal overhead presses, you don’t want excessive thoracic extension in the sotts press.
It becomes more difficult in this unstable position, but it will help improve stronger your catch position, and especially the overhead position in the snatch.
To work on this, back off the weight for the instagram likes, and focus in keeping the shoulders retracted and depressed, while also trying to keep the ribs pulled down towards the belly button. You can notice how I have to spend a little extra time each rep at the top to do both these things, but it’s been paying off fixing my overhead position big time.
Squats and Techno❤️
Third week of WL101 Squat Cycle.
Two month ago I almost failed a 5 rep max test at 70 kg. Now I am able to squat 77,5 kg for 5 sets. I know, this is still #babyweight in the #crossfit world, but I am more than happy with my progress after my injury. And I believe that still some hope for strong legs exist..... #sentimentality#out#shakyknees#nobelt