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Rich Krauss 11-04-2005 03:57 AM

need a good website or any helpful tips; I usually workout without a partner and feel comfortable with clean and jerk but finding difficulty coordinating the snatch. I have trouble just doing the OHS with a 45 lb bb. Thanks for any tips

Mark Beck 11-04-2005 05:00 AM

A couple of things (I'm sure others more experienced will add more)

Start with a broomstick or pvc pipe and learn the movement. Add it to your warm up and do it regularly.

Check out the video of the Burgener Warm up posted with the WOD on the main page on 31 October.

Lincoln Brigham 11-04-2005 07:17 AM

What Mark said, plus do lots more of the OHS. Once you get proficient in the OHS, the snatch will be a lot easier.

William Hunter 11-04-2005 08:16 AM

In addition to the video, Lincoln (above me) wrote an article detailing the warm-up in one of Dan John's Get Up newsletters. I'm not great at the snatch, but that article got me singlehandedly moving from clueless to solid practice sessions. You should give it a look if you haven't already.

Dave Clarke 11-04-2005 09:08 PM

Which journal# would that be then? There are som many......

Jason Poeth 11-05-2005 12:13 AM

Try watching the Olympic lifting section on Coach Hatch goes over the snatch pretty well...he leaves out some of the assistant exercises like hang snatch, drop snatch etc., but it is a great demonstration and explanation of the snatch. Check it out and then post and ask any questions you have about any particular areas you are having with the lift.

Jason Poeth
Assistant Weightlifting Coach
Gayle Hatch Weightlifting

Don Stevenson 11-05-2005 03:46 AM

Things i've found help

lots of shoulder dislocates with a broomstick

lots of OHS with broomstick

Working on the snatch balance

Ryan Atkins 11-05-2005 06:20 AM


Vol III, issue 9, Feb 2005. Here's the link:

Just one minor error with the article. The photo for the shrug (step 1) was the same one used for the shrug and pull (step 2). For the shrug, the arms will remain straight.

Hope this helps,


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