MOVEMENT TIP: The Power Snatch

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MOVEMENT TIP: The Power Snatch

Points Of Performance

  • Stand on feet with hip-width apart
  • Hands wide enough that the bar rests in crease of hips when legs and hips are extended
  • Hook grip on the bar
  • Shoulders slightly in front of the bar at set-up
  • Lumbar curve maintained
  • Hips and shoulders rise at the same rate
  • Hips extrend rapidly
  • Heels stay down until hips and legs extend
  • Shoulders shrug, followed by a pull under with the arms
  • Bar is received in a partial overhead squat
  • Squat complete at full hip, knee and arm extension with the bar over the middle of both feet

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