snatch

Year upon year, it seems that more people step into the world of weightlifting. Luckily, we have a selection of weightlifting experts on hand to keep you stepping in the right direction.
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Yes, the snatch is a tremendous full-body lift, and yes, it displays great strength and athleticism. But why are you trying to do it so much? Do you know how little the Russians actually did it?
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week: sumo deadlift high pull, snatch, handstand push up corrections, and more!
While you're spending years perfecting your snatch, I'm busy getting fit and having fun. Drop the high-level stuff and actually get in shape.
Here is an analysis of the current world records across all age categories. I wanted to see how consistent percentages of snatch to clean and jerk were across weight and sex categories.
Bob Takano is a highly regarded weightlifting coach with experience in coaching all levels of lifter from beginners to national champion. Here are nine of his articles and videos for you.
One question that most people have when they first start to learn the snatch is, "How wide should the grip be?" Here are the differences between the grips and how to determine the best width for you.
As with my discussion last week about the press-jerk confusion there is also much of the same with the pull-type lifts, especially with those who are self-coached or poorly coached.
If you've ever attended or competing in an Olympic weightlifting meet, you've no doubt encountered the drama of the "press-out" call from the judges. Should the rules be relaxed or remain as they are?
This video of a former national champion at a recent Olympic lifting meet exemplifies perfect snatch technique. Watch and learn!
Here are some videos of my first training sessions and competitions with Lindsey Valenzuela, taken in 2010 and 2011. As you will see, she progressed quickly.
If you are a coach you need to be able to detect subtle actions in your student's lifts. Watch both of these videos and see if you can notice the difference.
As a coach, it's great to see progress in your students. Here is a video of one of my lifter's first lessons, compared with a meet three weeks later.
Here we are at the end of my series - the final of the six basic kettlebell exercises. The snatch. The snatch is one of those exercises that seem shrouded in myth, but it's actually quite simple.
An important ratio for a weightlifter to know is the ratio of the snatch to the clean and jerk. I'm going to tell you why it's important and how to make appropriate training adjustments.
This exercise from coach Bob Takano is for those who have difficulty conceptualizing the catch portion of the snatch.