Skill Work: The Snatch

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The Snatch. Such a lovely name, right? It’s probably one of the most dreaded Olympic lifts out there. It is a difficult lift that requires a lot of strength, mobility and good technique. I personally love it. I love the physical and the mental challenge that goes into it.

A couple months ago I couldn’t get 55lbs over my head and catch it in a squat, but now I’m able to get 75lbs up AND catch it in that dreaded squat. Seeing progress is what makes me love it even more.

The picture below shows you from start to finish what the lift is supposed to look like. (Click on the picture to enlarge)

photo courtesy of Hookgrip Photo courtesy of Hookgrip

So many different movements go into making this a successful lift. Keep your back straight, engage your core, pop your hips, shrug shrug shrug those shoulders, elbows up, get under that bar…

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