Sunday, October 6, 2013
Snatch Practice Workout
Mark and I have to produce a "Learn to Snatch" video! Getting things like this done haven't exactly been easy convenient or profitable so the motivation to do a bunch of work doesn't put things like this at the top of the priority list. But mostly, I think, when it comes to teaching the snatch it can be easy to under teach and over teach. So this is NOT a learn to snatch video that I'm posting, although I do demonstrate a common mistake in the last few sets of snatches.
Often times students visualize only the top part of the snatch, which is the overhead lockout position and forget that they have to get the bell overhead in the first place with a "big 'ol" swing! Trying to snatch the bell before you finish the swing results in a jerky and dangerous movement. It's better to swing a really light bell soooo high that it will actually turn over on itself! Never try learning to snatch a bell that you cannot hold or press overhead in the first place.
This video is a short workout to practice swings and snatches together once you learn the snatch to a semi comfortable level. This exact workout is really designed for one of my new Big Sur friends, Nadine. With the help of my other two new friends, Meredith and Selena, we successfully planted the "snatch bug" and taught Nadine the skill last weekend!
Using my snatch progressions, as I teach and lead my newest snatch students with, I meant to video a short workout...but it kind of turned into a 20 min workout! If you want a longer workout, either repeat the last snatch set of 5/5 five more times, OR repeat the entire workout or you least favorite part of it! (because that's the part you probably need the most! lol).