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Old 09-26-2009, 10:36 PM   #1
Jonathan Dinh
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muscle snatch vs power snatch

i have been doing workouts and saw muscle snatch prescribed on one of the days. what is the difference, if any, between a muscle snatch and a power snatch?
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Old 09-27-2009, 05:47 AM   #2
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Re: muscle snatch vs power snatch

A muscle snatch is what it sounds like: you muscle the weight up. So after the first and second pull you do use your arms to guide the weight up and overhead, with no rebending of the legs to receive the bar.

A power snatch is the same as the snatch but instead of receiving the weight in a full squat, you receive it above parallel (1/2 squat).

Greg has videos of these movements up on his site in the "Exericises" section underneathing "weightlifting & barbell."
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