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Old 02-21-2004, 04:40 PM   #1
James Taft
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Anybody got any advice on performing the One Arm DB Snatch. Some video would be awesome. I did the search here and on Google and couldn't turn up anything. I am fairly well versed in the Olympic lifts, so I know how to perform the Snatch, but this is a whole new game for me.

I assume the mechanics of the pull, 2nd pull, and extension are the same. I would make a guess that the starting position is DB between your legs with the DB perpindicular to your body. The main question I have is what does the finishing/catching position look like. Is the arm locked out straight over head, or slightly to side? Does the body lean one way to counter balance the weight in the catching position? Any advice would be welcomed.

Jim
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Old 02-22-2004, 07:40 AM   #2
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Jim,

Here is a excellent thread on this topic from the message board archives.
http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/22/1027.html
(There are two pages to this thread, you'll want to read both. You can read the second by clicking on "next page" at the bottom of the first.)

It includes a link to a video of the one arm dumbbell snatch. The technique demonstrated in the video is flawed but it did prompt an imformative discussion which contains some valuable insights from Coach Glassman.
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Old 02-22-2004, 10:30 AM   #3
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James,

As long as it's overhead, and you didn't press it there, you're good. If you look at pictures of the oldtimers, they often seemed to hold the weights to the side, but I don't think it really matters. On the high rep workouts, I just get it to full extension, then immediately let it drop for the next rep. I don't spend time looking at it. Do enough of them and you'll figure it out.
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Old 02-22-2004, 03:28 PM   #4
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John - I checked out the thread you posted and I think I got the general idea. Man that guy was really going for the gold on those jumps! I agree that his technique was a little weird, but I understand now that the mechanics are similar to the conventional Snatch. Barry - thanks for the reply. This should be a fun addition.

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