EDITOR'S NOTE: Every Wednesday we will be featuring a new Olympic weightlifting video from Sean Waxman of Waxman's Gym. Brush up on your technique and learn some coaching tips from a world-class coach.


The power snatch from blocks below the knee is an exercise to help improve the speed of the barbell throughout the pull. Below the knee refers to a starting position from just below the kneecap to anywhere just off the floor. The exact starting position will be dependent upon the position in which the athlete is weakest.