Today, we have far too many coaches and athletes thinking that they need to emulate the technique of elite international stars. Usually nothing could be farther from the truth.
According to Olympic Coach Harvey Newton, "It's a shame to see so many young, inexperienced lifters consider the 'jump-back' style of lifting as something to imitate. In most cases, young lifters fail to execute properly, lose key lifts, and increase their frustration."
Coach Newton discusses in this blog entry the rationale behind coaching young lifters in textbook perfect technique first. "This is especially important when a lifter is snatching approximately their own bodyweight," says Newton.
This blog post features a Dartfish technique analysis of an elite young lifter missing a key snatch mostly because of this jump-back technique. The second part of the blog suggests quick and efficient ways of correcting this technique error.