Five Tips to Improve Your Snatch

Five Tips to Improve Your Snatch

The snatch is one of the major Olympic weightlifting movements, and it’s as complex as it is effective. The snatch involves five major steps: the starting position, the pull, the explosion, the catch, and the overhead recovery.

The Shoulder


In the last article, we talked about the upper body foundation of strength, the star that helps you not to drop that bar in front of you in a snatch: the T-spine. If you didn’t read it, make sure to go back and check it out, as it strongly ties to what we are gonna … Read more

The Thoracic Spine

The T-spine is exactly what you probably think it is: the thoracic part of the spine. Apart from the cervical part of the spine, the t-spine is, or it should be, one of the most mobile segments of the entire vertebral column. It can rotate a fair bit but it shines in flexion and extension, … Read more

The Hip

As it was mentioned in the last article, the hip is one of the real powerhouses when it comes to weightlifting. When we talk about squats, pulls off all sorts, and especially the base movements( snatch and clean and jerk) the hips with their muscles are the prime movers. Have you ever questioned why weightlifters … Read more

The Knee

The knee is one of the two most important joints for generating real power and speed in weightlifting( the other being the hip). It’s not a complicated task to observe that the knee, being a less mobile joint, acts as an engine when talking about generating the speed and power in the cleans and jerks, … Read more

The Ankle

The ankle is also a crucial point in the overall structure, being one of the most important joints when it comes to weightlifting, not only because of it’s capacity to absorb shocks and impact but also because of it’s force transfer. Having strong and mobile ankles truly consists one of the foundational parts of being … Read more

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