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5 Training Tips to Improve your Snatch Technique for CrossFit Athletes

Learning Snatch technique is one of the hardest skills to master, requiring flexibility, strength, power and technique. Here is how to do it properly.

5. Snatch Technique is Nothing Without Strength

The old Russian weightlifting research shows that the snatch on average is about 60% of your maximum back squat. If you only do a few WODs a week and your leg strength is something you struggle with, I recommend that squats are trained in another session (or at the very least, before the WOD) if you want to truly improve your efficiency, leg strength and ultimately your potential in the Olympic lifts.

I leave you with a quote from the 3-time Olympian and ex-GB national Coach, Mike Pearman:

“You must learn to love the snatch”.

[1] 180kg Snatch, British Record Holder and Commonwealth Gold Medalist

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