Once you discover the Olympic lifts, they do become a bit of a personal challenge.
Your job, in partnership with your Crossfit london Coach, is to pick apart your strength, flexibility, agility and technique to achieve the best performance you can. The snatch is simply where these attributes combine.
However, there is one common limiter that many share when they try and achieve a good over head position in the snatch. Poor shoulder mobility.
Ive seen awesome athletes from combat, rugby and Crossfit , unpicked by the challenge of overhead mobility.
As a massage therapist I can suggest numerous drills that allegedly deal with this issue. I personally feel they all take second place to the dislocation. Any stretch that attempts to mirror the position you want to achieve, I believe, trumps a generic stretch or therapy drill. That said a if you attempt to get the position you want AND throw in lots of stretching and mobility too, I think thats a recipe for success.
So let me recommend this procedure/drill called a Shoulder Dislocation, and no, you don’t actually dislocate your shoulder! Buy a pole and improve your overhead position.