An important aspect of weightlifting, and something I’ve learned listening to other good weightlifting coaches in both the snatch and CJ, is the turnover. This action is very specific to getting under the bar after the bar passes the hips. Everyone who lifts knows the pull is very crucial to a good lift but it doesn’t stop with that. A good turnover is a violent action of using the arms to “snap” the bar into place while pulling the body downward simultaneously in both the overhead position in the snatch or to the shoulders (with high elbows) in the clean as the bar moves past the hips and through the trunk of the body. Many cross fitters I’ve worked with are fairly adept at pulling the bar upward without issue but forget to pull under it. A good turnover will allow the lifter to become more efficient and not have to pull the bar as far (compared to a “power” snatch or clean). Come to class on Tuesday nights to get some more insight on these concepts!