If you want to be a good coach, accept you can't be a good person. You will lie, you will omit, you will shun the truth. If you don't, your lifters will fail. Here are three big lies about the snatch.
This exercise is for beginners who have a tendency to swing the weight while learning the snatch or have arms that are too weak to perform the movement correctly.
Do you know the difference between a snatch extension and a snatch high pull? This week Bob Takano describes both movements, with video demonstration.
Musician, mathematician, Zen meditator, and Olympic weightlifting coach - What doesn't this guy do? Don't miss these 9 articles by writer Nick Horton!
It's time to learn one of the essential kettlebell movements - the clean and jerk. Learn how to safely execute the movement to keep your joints safe while developing explosive power.
Learn the basics on how to properly perform a kettlebell snatch - including how NOT to get smacked in the forearm. Build strength and explosive power using this movement.
Use this video, that l call The Fab 5 Snatch Drill as your template for the learning the snatch. Get the positions, get the transitions, and practice, practice, practice.
The process of learning how to snatch is more like baking a cake than like making gumbo. You have to follow precise steps, you can't skip them, and you need to get the amounts of each just right.
Have you ever watched The Three Stooges? Why did Goldilocks have to deal with three bears? Something about the number three resonates deeply with our species. Your training is no different.
Using 3D cameras, researchers examined the starting position of the snatch, one of the Olympic lifts. There intention was to determine the difference between successful and unsuccessful lifts.