NOTE: Today’s video is not a “normal” episode — it’s part of a HUGE 7-week series on the 3rd-Pull for the Nemesis Journal. Don’t worry, this video makes sense by itself. But if you want to go deeper, make sure you sign up for the weekly journal and watch every episode — there are a ton of them.
Bar path analysis is cute, but it’s worthless if you don’t know how to fix the problem. Beginners waste far too much time critiquing their lifts, and not enough time actually FIXING their lifts! Don’t be “that guy”.
In today’s episode of Weightlifting Academy I’ve got Tamara doing an aggressive-as-hell 3rd pull, and I discuss why that matters — and how it can help you fix your bar path AND get under the bar much faster.
The 3rd-pull isn’t discussed enough — in fact, most beginners don’t even know what it is! That’s a crying shame, because it is absolutely fundamental to your success.
Now, be careful! What I’m showing you is NOT for rank-beginners. If you haven’t done your 1000 reps (with an empty bar) on the snatch, then this is not for you, yet. You’ll get there, but you have to learn algebra before you can learn calculus.
Also, be sure you have mastered these three moves before you even attempt what I’m talking about in this video:
You’ll hear me talk about a “Hoedown Pull”, that’s nothing more than a combination of the Swan Row + Sumo Stomp at the exact same time, both done aggressive as hell.
It’s NOT important that you know how to do a Hoedown Pull to incorporate what I’m suggesting in this video. What DOES matter is how aggressive you are on the 3rd pull.
Stop “falling” under the bar. Start pulling the hell out of it.
This video is part of a HUGE 7-week series on the 3rd-pull for the Nemesis Journal. I go through every little drill in step-by-step detail, in proper order, so that you can finally learn how to do this stuff the right way.
Learn more about the weekly Nemesis Journal HERE. It’s ideal for coaches and smart athletes who want to dive deeper.
Now go lift something heavy,