This week on TechniqueWOD, we are talking about the number one exercise that you’re probably not doing that will help you pull under the barbell faster when snatching.
That movement is the muscle snatch, which looks a lot like a power snatch. The only difference is that once the barbell leaves your hips, you basically stand-up as hard as you can while you pull with the arms to complete the lift.
The primary benefit of this exercise is that it teaches you how to pull yourself down after the second pull. That’s very important, because new lifters often rely too much on the legs during the snatch, which makes getting under a heavy load nearly impossible. It’s hard to fall down fast enough. However, once you learn how to use the arms properly with the muscle snatch, you’ll find that you start making a lot more of those heavy snatch attempts. Getting under quickly just won’t be so hard.
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Practice the muscle snatch, it’s will pay off. Also, make sure to share this post with a friend who could use the advice. We’re here to spread the love. 🙂
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