The Snatch Balance & Overhead Squat

The Snatch Balance & Overhead Squat

These two exercises are something I’ve only ever done a minimal amount of training on, but the question is do they improve your squat snatch?Snatch BalanceI first encountered this assistance exercise during my resurgence into weightlifting in 2011, as up...
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A Look at the Functionality of the Power Snatch

A Look at the Functionality of the Power Snatch

Some determination needs to be made about what the lifter considers to be a power snatch, as far as the height at which the weight is to be received, and to make sure that height becomes a fixed standard. Therefore,...
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5 Key Pointers To Get The Perfect Snatch

5 Key Pointers To Get The Perfect Snatch

The Snatch is often referred to as the technical lift of the biathlon. Approached with elegance but executed with ultimate strength and balance. Here are our top 5 pointers to get the perfect Snatch technique. 1. Get Your Grip RightFirst and for...
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The Snatch – The Key Movements

The Snatch – The Key Movements

In this article we are looking at the key positions in order to perform a Snatch with a little help from our friend Jack Oliver, London 2012 Olympian. We have broken the Snatch down into three main positions/ movements, the first...
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How To Find Your Snatch Grip

How To Find Your Snatch Grip

If you've been Weightlifting a while you may well know that everyone has a slightly different technique. This is due to a number of factors such as body size, limb length, flexibility and strength. The one thing that will (or rather should)...
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Hip Drive vs Hip Slide

Hip Drive vs Hip Slide

In this blog we will be covering the two most common second pulls used and taught in Weightlifting. We will be looking at the modern hip drive (explosion) and the traditional hip slide. This will be covered in more detail...
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How to Fix Bent Arms on the First pull

How to Fix Bent Arms on the First pull

Let's begin with why bent arms on the first pull are bad. The main reason is because it dampens the power output you can get from your hip drive.What can you do?Turn your elbows outwards – when you grab the bar...
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The Ideal Set Position – How To Start Right

The Ideal Set Position – How To Start Right

Over the years lifting and coaching I've seen many athletes with all sorts of feet positions, back angles and knee bends. But, what is the ideal set position to start the lift?Well in weightlifting the ideal set position can be...
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