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Old 02-11-2008, 11:03 AM   #1
Antun Karlovac
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What type of snatch doesn't involve getting the weight over your head?

I went to a Crossfit class a few weeks ago, and we did snatches (or that's what I thought they called them). Here's the exercise we did:

- Start with bar on deck.
- Lift bar past knees.
- Do a big, explosive shrug, and snatch bar to chest.
- Drop bar and repeat.

All the snatch videos on the crossfit exercises page show the weight ending overhead, with arms outstretched.

So what did we do in class?

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Old 02-11-2008, 11:10 AM   #2
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Re: What type of snatch doesn't involve getting the weight over your head?

Practice of the explosive part without the overhead receiving of the bar.
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Old 02-11-2008, 11:37 AM   #3
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Re: What type of snatch doesn't involve getting the weight over your head?

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So what did we do in class?
Those sound like (power) cleans to me.
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Old 02-11-2008, 11:37 AM   #4
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Re: What type of snatch doesn't involve getting the weight over your head?

You were either practicing a snatch grip high pull, or most likely a sumo-deadlift high pull (http://media.crossfit.com/cf-video/s...fthighpull.wmv WFS).

Were your feet wide and hands close? If so, it was the sumodeadlift high pull.
If your grip was wide and feet narrow, it was just a high pull, which is an assistance movement practiced for the full snatch.

To answer your original question, a snatch, by definition, ends overhead. No version of it finishes without full extension overhead, only assistance exercises leading up to the full thing.
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Old 02-11-2008, 12:07 PM   #5
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Re: What type of snatch doesn't involve getting the weight over your head?

I think you were doing cleans (the other Olympic lift -- well, half of it). But your description is pretty vague.
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Old 02-11-2008, 12:39 PM   #6
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Re: What type of snatch doesn't involve getting the weight over your head?

given the title of this thread, I'm so disappointed at its content.
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Old 02-11-2008, 02:34 PM   #7
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Re: What type of snatch doesn't involve getting the weight over your head?

Snatch high pull

http://www.performancemenu.com/resou...chHighPull.mov wfs
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Old 02-11-2008, 03:00 PM   #8
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Re: What type of snatch doesn't involve getting the weight over your head?

Thanks for all the responses!

It looks like they were Power Cleans. I did a quick google search and this video, is exactly what we were doing.

I looked at some videos of Snatch High Pulls and Sumo Deadlift High Pulls, and it was definitely neither of those. Don't know why I thought they were called snatches.

Now a quick question about them: Is the purpose of Power Cleans that they're easy to repeat? (As opposed to getting the bar over your head).

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Old 02-11-2008, 04:35 PM   #9
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Re: What type of snatch doesn't involve getting the weight over your head?

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Now a quick question about them: Is the purpose of Power Cleans that they're easy to repeat? (As opposed to getting the bar over your head).
hahahaha...easy to repeat? i guess that really depends on the weight of the barbell, now doesn't it?
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Old 02-11-2008, 04:39 PM   #10
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