Exactly Where To Stand When Coaching Weightlifting
Good coaches usually know the common flaw and mistakes new, fatigued and/or poorly coached athletes are prone to make during a lift. They know exactly where to stand to get best view of these common faults.
Today we’re going primarily going to be discussing bar path, what it means and how to fix it (and thus fix the lift... ie., not miss).
Where should you stand to get the best view of the lift? Where should you place your camera if you are recording yourself?
In my opinion there are two spots to stand while coaching weightlifting that are the most ideal.
- Right in front of lifter
- Directly to their side
Here’s a few examples of mistakes to look for when standing right in front of the lifter:
- Knees caving in
- Elbows bending early
- Not locking out elbows during catch phase of snatch or jerk
- Heels coming up
- Shoulders behind the bar
- Butt coming up to fast
- Faulty bar path (see video)
- Hopping forward
I also placed a second video below which shows the bar path and foot positioning of Ruslan Albegov doing a 210kg (462 lb) snatch and a 245kg (539lb) clean and jerk. Note the bar comes into him (even on the jerk which I discuss here) and he hops back just a little.
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