Today at the Las Vegas camp, we worked through the snatch progression and talked about the specifics of the snatch. As part of that we always end with a max effort session.
I was pleasantly surprised by how intuitive this group of coaches is as they asked some of the better questions I have ever received. Furthermore, having Jared Flemming at this camp has been awesome so far. Not only having his lifting abilities but he and I going back-and-forth on the biomechanics of different weightlifters and having him around to add to the practical work and lectures certainly enhances their quality. That being said we saw a pretty massive snatch attempt out of Paul Estrada yesterday and after hitting 320 he was very very close to a lifetime PR 335. Below I have done a coach’s eye critique of that lift and as I indicated in the video he will get this weight very soon.
I was thoroughly impressed by Paul’s focus on his technical faults. He has been known to overpull and yank his head back when he snatches. He has done a great job of improving on those weaknesses and while he was working up to this weight he looked 100% better than he has in the past. I believe if he continues to focus on those technical faults will see 335# very soon.