Sometimes important points need repeating.
1) Telling someone who is learning to Snatch to “look like this” while doing it is stupid. I know, it’s happened to me. Why don’t you tell me HOW to snatch instead of trying to make myself “look” like a 4’10” long bodied, short legged Turkish man. I spent an entire summer when I was a teenager trying to make myself look like the Tab soda girl in the red bikini. I failed there too. Coach or GTFO.
2) Telling someone who is learning to throw, especially as an adult, to “look like this” is equally stupid. Doing it at a Games is colossally idiotic. You don’t have a coaching/athlete relationship with these people and have no idea how your words will be interpreted.
3) A cue is a reminder of an action that you and your lifter/thrower/whateverer have devised to achieve success for the task at hand. When I say, “eyes up” for example, my lifter knows why. It may have something to do with the eyes or it may bring a better start position overall to the lift. But we know this because we’ve lifted together. If someone gives me a cue on the fly, I will always tell (and show) them how I interpret that to ensure that we’re on the same page. Always.
4) A concept is not a cue. It is a concept that needs figuring out and on the platform or in the trig is not the time to do it in competition. On the practice field is. If your sentence starts with “think about blah, blah, blah” you are explaining a concept. Not an actual action to do.
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