my goal is to gradually learn to do the Snatch. I joined a specific course of Snatch and Clean but it turned out to be extremely bad: the coaches are good but they are two and we are 60 people. Each of us is practically ignored and I'm not receiving any advice to correct my newbie mistakes.
So, my question is about some mistakes I do not know how to fix, and on about I have some doubts.
Hip Contact with the bar. It should not be a bang. But it is said that at the moment of contact, the hips must be extended. Do the glutes reach 100% lockout? It comes naturally to me to provide a bang if I totally extend my hips. So, I try to verticalize the movement and use mainly my quads and secondly my glutes, but is such an approach correct? Do you have some mind cues to help understand the proper movement pattern?
Bar swinging forwards. I've never been able to keep the bar close to my torso. After the hip contact, it swings forwards a bit. I'm able to keep it close to my abs and chest only if I use my arms like in an upright row, which clearly is not proper technique. Again, do you have any mind cues?
I think my problems are more about mind rather than muscles. I think I've not clear the movement pattern of the Snatch.
To make my questions more clear, I've uploaded a gif of my newbie execution with 17kg :( I've drawn a partial bar path.