3 Factors Affecting Bar Placement in the Snatch

Bob Takano
Olympic Weightlifting

During the early years of my coaching career, I ran my program in two middle schools and one high school, and although I also worked with adult lifters, almost all of my first timers were adolescent athletes. Fast forward to 2015, and I’m coaching at my own Takano Athletics gym and many of the folks I’m coaching are beginners who are past their athletic primes and have very little experience in mastering an athletic skill. 


Having spent several months working with these beginners, I’ve identified a learning problem that is fairly common, and by elaborating on it, I’m hopeful that it might help others who are coaching individuals from the same demographic.



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