MOVEMENT TIP: The Muscle Snatch

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”″ video_title=”” css=”.vc_custom_1513562155957{border-top-width: 1px !important;border-right-width: 1px !important;border-bottom-width: 1px !important;border-left-width: 1px !important;border-left-color: #dddddd !important;border-left-style: solid !important;border-right-color: #dddddd !important;border-right-style: solid !important;border-top-color: #dddddd !important;border-top-style: solid !important;border-bottom-color: #dddddd !important;border-bottom-style: solid !important;}”][us_separator type=”invisible”][vc_column_text]CrossFit Seminar Staff member James Hobart demonstrates the Snatch Balance, which is a great exercise for developing speed, timing and precision dropping under the bar and strength in the catch position for the snatch. As with the Overhead Squat, it needs a strong mobility throughout the body and most people would perform this exercise at fairly light weights as a drill until they had developed strength and mobility in the Overhead Squat position.[/vc_column_text][us_separator type=”invisible”][vc_column_text]

Points Of Performance

  • Stand on feet with hip-width apart
  • Bar rests on upper back
  • Overhead squat grip on the bar
  • Torso dips straight down
  • Hips and legs extend rapidly
  • Press under so the bar does not move significantly
  • Feet move to shoulder-width stance
  • Bar is received at the bottom of an overhead squat
  • Complete at full hip, knee and arm extension



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