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Old 05-31-2006, 04:49 AM   #1
Matt McCollum
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Introducing a buddy to Crossfit. We were discussing the O-lifts and, in particular, the snatch. He questioned the functionality of the snatch - "when are you ever going to lift something like that in real life?"

My reponse was that I couldn't think on an example when you would, but it's a great exercise to develop core body strength, balance, flexibility, and power/explosiveness in the legs & hips.

Not sold and follow-up question - "Aren't there better ways to do that?" I don't really have an answer for "better" or not, but I'm sure there are other ways to develop that, but the Variety principle means that we should do all of them.

Any help better answering these questions is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Matt



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