Strength & Velocity
Strength is Speed
Ruslan Nurudinov 184k Snatch (Good Lift)
The above video illustrates a full snatch executed at 0.67 seconds in the pull from the platform to full extension and 0.33 seconds from full extension to receiving the weight at arms length (approx. times). As the times in motion degrade the lift will also degrade to the point of causing technical errors in the trajectory and/or a missed lift. These particular times in motion need to be executed the same from 85% to 100% + of PR. Faster times to full extension can be achieved, but usually with less than 85% of PR.
Ruslan Nurudinov 190k Snatch (No Lift)
This video shows Ruslan attempting 190k and missed this 3rd attempt lift. The times in motion were 0.70 from the platform to full extension and 0.37 from full extension to receiving the weight. As stated in the video to the left, it doesn’t take much of a decrease in velocity to miss a lift, especially at 100% of PR. In this above video the weight did not receive enough inertia from momentum from the platform to full extension for the weight to be received without it crashing downward on the lifter with too much force, causing problems during the reception.
Measuring Times in Motion using QuickTime Video
It is relatively easy to determine times in motion this day and age, with video cameras and the QuickTime video app. Since most video is 30 fps (frames per second), then each click forward or backward on the keyboard is equal to 1/30th of a second. If it takes 20 forward clicks to go from the platform to full extension then;
20 / 30 fps = 0.67 seconds
Just divide the number of forward or backward clicks it takes to achieve any particular motion, and divide that product by the 30 fps. It’s just that simple, and fun to see how consistent each lift is with regards to specific times for each movement being measured.