I'm really giving a lot of thought to joining a real (olympic) weightlifting club.. I really dig all the oly lifts and would like to actually train them too (not to mention learn the C&J and snatch, those rock). Still, I'm thinking that being 23 I'd be way too old to start or already have such a shitty technique so deeply ingrained that it'd take years to even shake that off.
Also, now having the power clean pretty much down I want to add the power snatch to my arsenal as well... any tips on this movement would be greatly appreciated. I did a few technique tests at the gym today and I think I have the grip and stance down - where I suspect I will have most trouble is receiving the bar up top. As I see it, one's supposed to receive the bar with everything already locked out (snatch != press), but being so used to pressing heavy shit it's going to be increasingly difficult to not catch the bar with bent elbows.
Originally Posted by stinger70
What are you supposed to do when people start giving you advice?
You need to tell this guy that, respectfully, he doesn't know shit about lifting and should stfu. Anyone who's saying shit like "bro, you're doing that wrong" AND does not know what a deadlift is just destroyed any authority they might've had right there.