You have worked on mobility and now your squat is looking pretty good! You have made improvements and you are excited to see it transfer over to your overhead squat and snatch.
Now is when we work on that strength and stability at the bottom of the squat.
A lot of snatch drills focus on the three different pulls of the snatch and working on keeping the bar close. All of these are super important to your olympic lifts, but you can have the best pulls and still not be able to land that perfect lift if you cannot stabilize yourself under weight. In class, my number one cue I tell people is “pull yourself under that bar” which is a hard thing to wrap your head around in general. You have pulled the bar off the ground now it is weightless for .5 seconds and you have to position your body underneath the bar in a stable receiving squat position. A common problem most people have, myself included, is not being able to drop low enough and you end up receiving that bar too high and ride it down to the full squat. Even then, without stability at the bottom you can end up losing that bar forward.
It is not easy to get your body comfortable under load at that full depth squat, and your mobility needs to be on point. So one drill to help you get comfortable and build strength in those abdominal, back, hip and gluteus muscles is to work on Sotts press. I always start people out with the PVC pipe, then work our way up to the bar, and then add weight to that bar. Nothing will build your stability and strength for snatch and overhead squat more than this skill drill. Check out my demo video below.