I've searched this forum and can't find anything similar to what I'm about to ask, so will go ahead and do so.
I currently have a bodyweight snatch, so I don't think I"m doing too badly with the way I'm lifting at the moment, but whenever I'm about to initiate that big pull from the hips (the second pull?), the bar is never in my hips! It's actually in the lower portion of my thigh (i.e. close to my knees, sometimes mid-thigh).
If I stand up tall/straight with the bar in my snatch grip, it isn't in my hip crease, but mid-thigh somewhere. However, if I was to widen my grip so that the bar was in my hips, I just don't feel very stable in the overhead squat position and feel that the bar is too close to my head, and I don't think my wrists like the strain (as it is a particularly wide!).
Is this a case of getting my wrists accustomed to a wider grip? Or would it be a case of a premature arm bend before that final pull so that the bar gets into the hips? Or should I just continue snatching as I am? I just feel that the way I'm currently snatching is actually not making the most of the potential power I can generate if that bar was in my hips.
Thank you very much for reading and for any advice/guidance :)