View Full Version : DB Snatch

Anthony Bainbridge
08-03-2006, 03:48 PM
I know they aren't great ... early arm bend, not enough dip, pressed out 115, etc. But if there's anything I missed that you can point out, feel free! Thanks!

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Charlie Reid
08-03-2006, 06:02 PM
nice work, anthony. More hip extension next time. get those hips firing and drop underneath the SOB!

Pierre Auge
08-03-2006, 08:24 PM
Dude - like you're a machine! Charlie is right though, get down into that squat. Although its extremely impressive that you are 1 arm power snatching 115lbs!!! I'd be lucky to get that done with 75lbs. Oh by the way I tried to return your email but I doubt it worked, the first one ended up going to the CrossFit admin addy and the second time it just didn't seem to be working.

So I'm very interested in helping you out! Shout me an email at pjr.auge@gmail.com.

Anthony Bainbridge
08-04-2006, 03:38 AM
Haha, thanks guys. I was expecting to hear worse!

Pierre, I did get your email! Lots of great advice and we definitely appreciate it. Sorry for not letting you know it arrived, but things have been hectic! I do have more questions, but I need to sort out a timeline first. I'll keep you posted!

Joaquin Ramirez
08-04-2006, 01:27 PM
on DB snatches are you supposed to drop down to a compleate squat or just get down below the weight?
By the way nice lift

Andy Shirley
08-04-2006, 08:57 PM
That depends on how high you can pull the weight before you have to get under it. With a heavy enough dumbbell you have to drop into a full squat.

John Seiler
08-09-2006, 09:56 AM
When you get deeper in the squat, get your chest up as high as you can. It would probably be best to get psyched up first and stop the rocking; really take a moment to get yourself set. It was happening pretty fast but it looked like the rocking was making you start from your toes. That said, you're a beast.

Anthony Bainbridge
08-14-2006, 05:05 AM
John, thanks for pointing that out! The dip before the pull helps activate the stretch reflex, but I'll try to pay more attention to staying flat.

Actually, I've been told to dip before I pull on deadlifts, but I can never seem to get the hang of it on deads for some strange reason ... ?

Pierre Auge
08-14-2006, 10:04 AM
who told you that? I've seen your deadlifts, and unless Louis Simmons told you that I would suggest you stick to what you are doing. Riggid Body all the way through with a dead starting position. Like a crane, unless your working explosion with lighter loads and even then I wouldn't say dip before you lift.

Start nice and low and grind through it, like in your videos.

Anthony Bainbridge
08-14-2006, 10:30 AM
Eric Cressey said it to me directly, but I've read it in many other (respected) places as well. I've tried it, but I can never find my groove ... hard to teach an old dog new tricks I guess!

Pierre Auge
08-17-2006, 02:30 PM
that sounds reputable and I may stand corrected but lifting the loads you're lifting at your bodyweight I don't think many of us here save Coach B, and Riptoe, are qualified to tell you how to improve your lifts.

Walter Glenn Chatterton
10-03-2006, 05:44 AM
Um... I concur. 115# DB snatches... think I'll hang it up now... before I feel any worse about my wimpy lifts!

Arden Cogar Jr.
10-06-2006, 08:23 AM
You are a beast!!! Period. Plain and Simple. Phil and I do these once or twice a month. Sometimes we work our way to that weight, but I normally stop at around 80 or 90. Phil can do the 120s at our gym, but it's with no squat. We've done them with the 7 foot bar and worked our way up to 95 pounds - I can remember looking at his 350 body in a full squat position with one arm behind his back and reminding him it was a PR......his response and facial expression was priceless, an image I'll never forget......again, you are a beast!!!

all the best,