Originally Posted by Coldsnap
Ha, if only I had a before and after shot of my scapula/shoulder/neck position and of my overhead position. I'm over that stuff now though, easier to maintain mobility than to get it. Fixing my hips and knees now.
Originally Posted by Lagrangian
so, talk to me about this mobility stuff.
When I had a go at snatches the other day, I found that I wasn't able to catch the bar in the overhead squat position. I then figured out that this is because I can't actually perform an overhead squat properly.
I initially thought that this might be because I lack the shoulder flexibility for it, but then that hasn't been an issue in push presses or jerks - I'm quite easily able to lockout well behind my head and with a wide grip I can get the bar all the way back like they do on those shoulder "dislocations" vids.
So then I thought it might actually be my hip mobility.
I've always done low-bar back squats, so my torso doesn't stay upright but dips quite far forward when I go deep into the squat. So maybe my hips aren't flexible enough to allow me to stay upright enough to catch the bar?
OTOH, I still get pretty good depth on the front squat and that doesn't seem to be an issue. and like I said I don't have any issues with push-presses or jerks or cleans.
I've just bought some weightlifting shoes so I'm hoping the heel helps with the issue and keeps me upright more.