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How to Improve Your Footwork, Speed and Stability in The Snatch

5. Confidence

The most over used advice but because it is true, it will take time. You need to prepared to take a dedicated approach to addressing your weakness. Discipline, dedication and time under the bar are key to your development.

Closing Thoughts

With all the movements outlined above we want to drive neurological adaptation as much as physiological. A great way to do this is to prime the athlete with these movements as part of their warm-up protocol.

Especially for beginner to intermediate athletes, working with the PVC or barbell for the tall snatch, snatch balance, and press in snatch before a training session is ideal.

As an athlete progresses in their development, we can start to introduce load to these movements to supplement the main lifts in their training. For example, the snatch balance should continue to develop to around one hundred percent of the athletes best lift. However, no matter what, never never never sacrifice speed or technique for the sake of load. And remember that cheer from high school, be aggressive, B E aggressive.

I see too many athletes being way to nice to the bar and the floor. It’s ok to be a little angry, get aggressive and let the platform be your outlet.

Wishing you the best in your Olympic Weightlifting journey, but faster 🙂

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