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Snatch On Riser
AKA Deficit snatch

The snatch on riser is simply a snatch performed while standing on an elevated platform.
Set the snatch starting position tightly—it should be the same as from the floor, but with more knee and hip flexion. In other words, the same back angle but deeper—don’t simply hinge more at the hips.
Push with the legs through the whole foot against the floor similarly to a squat, and maintain approximately the same back angle until the bar is past the knees. The tendency on a riser will be to start or quickly shift to a higher-hip position, which both defeats the purpose of the exercise and creates new problems.
Complete the snatch as you would otherwise.
Riser heights do not need to be and should not be very high—3 inches is generally as high as you ever need to go. Too high, and it’s impossible to establish proper back extension in the starting position, which largely defeats the purpose.
The snatch on riser strengthens the pull of the snatch and emphasizes strength and position in the initial pull from the floor and the ability to maintain proper posture with heavy weights. It can also help lifters stop cutting their pulls short, but it can also have the opposite effect if done poorly.
Generally the snatch on riser can be programmed as you would snatches from the floor, but with the expectation that weights will be 5-15% lighter depending on experience. They can be used as a lighter snatch exercise to focus on technique between heavier days, or before snatches from the floor as a primer to improve pulling posture. Use sets of 1-3 reps, and never exceed loading that allows proper positioning.
The snatch on riser can be with one or more pauses on the way up, with slow concentrics in the lower range to emphasize control over posture and balance, with a static or dynamic start, and many other possibilities.

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