Video: Bob Takano – Three Weeks Later

As a coach, it's great to see progress in your students. Here is a video of one of my lifter's first lessons, compared with a meet three weeks later.

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You might recognize this video from a post a few months back. If you were observant you saw the hips going up too fast. This moved the pressure on the feet back too far on the heels resulting in a leg extension that wasn’t driving the hips upward enough. Subsequently the hips just moved forward and carried the whole body forward causing a forward jump that nearly resulted in a missed lift. I call this the "dirty bop."

Compare that to this video of the same lifter, three weeks later at a meet, snatching a PR 110kg: