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Old 03-06-2012, 01:57 PM   #1
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"Amanda" and split snatch

I vaguely recall Coach B discussing split snatch and depth of the split. So would a split snatch for the WOD "Amanda" be acceptable assuming hip crease is below the knee? Thanks.

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Old 03-06-2012, 02:33 PM   #2
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Re: "Amanda" and split snatch

If you can catch a snatch in the split that deeply (which requires an incredible amount of speed and flexibility, by the way), what is preventing you from catching it in a squat?
I ask because I am a slow mover, with terrible hip and shoulder mobility, so I tend to catch all of my snatches in a split, but I do not come close to "below parallel" on my depth.
I'd love to see it done.
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:34 PM   #3
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Re: "Amanda" and split snatch

I have no problem with a "regular squat snatch" at that weight. I just feel much more comfortable with the split. I wonder if this was discussed when Amanda came up in the games?
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:54 PM   #4
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Re: "Amanda" and split snatch

depends if they said "squat snatch" or not.
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Re: "Amanda" and split snatch

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depends if they said "squat snatch" or not.
I'm pretty sure when it was announced by Dave at the Games, that it was to be performed in a full squat.
I doubt it was discussed -- more like: Do this. Any questions? No. Okay, 3-2-1 go.

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Old 03-06-2012, 07:02 PM   #6
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Re: "Amanda" and split snatch

For a weightlifting competition, no one cares. Take the weight from the ground to lockout in one move, and you'll get three white lights no matter where your hip crease is.

For Crossfit, if a specific variation is specified, only that variation is considered RXed. Otherwise, it doesn't matter.

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Old 03-06-2012, 09:32 PM   #7
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Re: "Amanda" and split snatch

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If you can catch a snatch in the split that deeply (which requires an incredible amount of speed and flexibility, by the way), what is preventing you from catching it in a squat?
I ask because I am a slow mover, with terrible hip and shoulder mobility, so I tend to catch all of my snatches in a split, but I do not come close to "below parallel" on my depth.
I'd love to see it done.
I don't completely agree with this, I can catch in a very low split stance, but not in a squat.....much less flexibility required. I have a video of my split, but I usually go to my hip being parallel with my knee.

I also recall Josh Everett saying the same, a low split doesnt require the same flexibility as a squat snatch.
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:37 AM   #8
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Re: "Amanda" and split snatch

Paul-

You misunderstood me.
I said that it would require an incredible amount of speed and flexibility to catch a snatch in a split THAT DEEPLY - meaning below parallel.

I totally agree that the split allows people with poor flexibility to catch the snatch a bit easier -- which is another thing I said in my post.
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:10 AM   #9
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Re: "Amanda" and split snatch

The height of the pull of the split snatch/split clean is invariably the same as a power snatch/power clean. To get depth similar to a squat clean means the back knee is going to be only about an inch off the deck. That's going to require a lot of hip flexibility - especially extension in the back leg -- leading a lot of folks in circles as to why they went to the the split snatch to begin with.

Josh Everett does the split snatch because of flexibility issues in his shoulders, not his hips. I've seen his back knee hit the deck many a time; he gets really deep in the split. Even so, he has to pull the bar as high or higher than when he does the squat snatch.
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:54 PM   #10
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Re: "Amanda" and split snatch

I think you need both hips below parallel, not just one.
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