View Full Version : Snatch Help/Critique

Jacob Harris
02-27-2014, 08:07 AM
I have struggled to increase my snatch. I'm not sure if it's strength, mobility, or technique, it's probably all. Any critiques or advice on supplemental work would be much appreciated. For instance, should I be working on snatch balance and oh squats with weight heavier than my snatch?


Blake Barnes
02-27-2014, 08:33 AM
The video isn't working for me

Chad Gibbons
02-27-2014, 08:52 AM
For the video make sure you're just wrapping the video id at the end of the URL inside the YT tags and not the whole URL

Jacob Harris
02-27-2014, 09:53 AM
It should work now, sorry and thanks

Blake Barnes
03-03-2014, 03:24 PM
First of all, you need to clean up the 1st pull. You're ripping it off of the floor and it looks like you never really set your back beforehand. Flatten-up that back, keep your chest up and LIFT the bar off of the floor. It's not a race. That alone threw off the entire lift.

Some drills to help the first pull:

Snatch Segment Deadlift (https://www.catalystathletics.com/exercises/exercise.php?exerciseID=329)
Snatch Deadlift (http://www.catalystathletics.com/exercises/exercise.php?exerciseID=187)
Halting Snatch Deadlift (https://www.catalystathletics.com/exercises/exercise.php?exerciseID=186)

Then start working on transitioning to the 2nd Pull:

Snatch Segment Pull (https://www.catalystathletics.com/exercises/exercise.php?exerciseID=315)
Snatch Pull (http://www.catalystathletics.com/exercises/exercise.php?exerciseID=97)

The 1st Pull is controlled and the 2nd Pull is explosive. If the 1st Pull is out of control then it will cause an uncontrolled 2nd and 3rd Pull.

Jacob Harris
03-04-2014, 06:38 AM
Wow, that was the kind of advice I was looking for. Thank you so much for your help! I'm going to start incorporating those into my workouts. Again, thanks so much for you time and help.

Chad Gibbons
03-04-2014, 11:37 AM

This was is a great article that may help. Clarified a lot of things for me. Always nice to know "why" things are done certain ways