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Andy Robinson 03-26-2009 02:41 PM

Snatch grip DL
When doing Snatch grip DL off of blocks, what is the orientation of the arms? Is the idea to keep them vertical in the starting position as in a reg snatch, or would the shoulders be further ahead of the bar than normal?

Peter Dell'Orto 03-26-2009 05:56 PM

I rarely snatch grip DL off blocks, but I think in any case that it's a deadlift like any other. You'll have to keep the weight under the scapula. If you try to push the shoulders more forward to get the depth, it'll "correct" back to straight under the scapula as you stand.

I haven't checked this with video. But I know when I set up this way, I just have to squat down further, not bend over further to get the bar.

Hope that helps.

Andy Robinson 03-26-2009 06:09 PM

makes sense...i should have thought of that.

Aimee Anaya Everett 03-26-2009 07:48 PM

You want to start your snatch deadlift just as if you were going to snatch.

Brian Lawyer 03-27-2009 07:41 AM

Off the blocks? So is that height about mid-hang where your second pull would start? If so, I would think you start with Shoulders just in front of the bar. Where ever the blocks are set you would try to train the exact movement of the regular snatch. Starting from the floor Coach everett usually likes vertical arm orientation but at some point around knee height and going into mid-hang your shoulders move slightly in front of the bar. All I am trying to communicate is at whichever point in this motion your blocks are starting you at then you want to set yourself up like you were in the middle of a regular snatch movement.

Brian Lawyer 03-27-2009 07:44 AM

I never snatch DL of blocks but I have a digital coaching thread on this sight of me doing Snatch Grip Deadlifts from the floor. Coach Everett commented on that thread. I don't know that he says anything that will help you. I was doing the SGDL's for a specific purpose and that was to try to maintain a more upright torso position going into the second pull. I think Coaches comments were something along the lines regarding my torso position.

Aimee Anaya Everett 03-27-2009 02:40 PM

I'm sorry! I totally missed the off the blocks part. Depending on where the blocks are, the arm position will change. So if you start at the knees, your arms will still be pretty much vertical. If you start more mid-thigh or higher than your shoulders will be more ahead of the bar. Does this make sense?

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