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Floating Halting Snatch Deadlift On Riser

The floating halting snatch deadlift on riser is a pull variation of the halting snatch deadlift that increases the range of motion and better strengthens the lowest range of motion.
The floating halting snatch deadlift on riser is simply a combination of the halting snatch deadlift and a floating deadlift while standing on a riser to allow the floating starting position to be the same depth it would be normally.
Riser heights can be anywhere from ½” to 4” depending on the athlete’s ability (based on height and mobility) or the degree of challenge desired. The athlete can also stand on bumper plates or any other hard, flat, stable surface. Riser heights should not exceed what allows the lifter to set a proper starting position. 
The floating halting snatch deadlift on riser is an excellent postural strength exercise for the snatch that also reinforces proper balance in the pull. It’s very helpful in fixing many problems in the pull by strengthening the proper positions and motions so they become more natural.
Generally the floating halting snatch deadlift on riser should be done for 2-6 reps per set with a 2-3 second pause and anywhere from 80%-110% of the lifter’s best snatch depending on the lifter and how it fits into the program. In any case, the weight should not exceed what the lifter can do with proper positioning or it is failing to achieve the intended purpose. As a heavy strength exercise, it should normally be placed toward the end of a workout.

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Chris Murray
July 22 2021
Thank you for your help in previous questions, it is really appreciated. For the last few months I’ve been specifically programming this movement to build residual strength in the pulling phase of the snatch. My question is, which approach is more appropriate to increase someone’s snatch pull: a progressive overload squatting program combined with floating halted snatch pulls at high percentage weights and only low reps, or… a progressive overload pulling program which gradually builds from 70-90% (using reps and sets originally designed for a squat program, ranging from ten to doubles) combined with fast squat triples at low percentages. Thank you for any thoughts. This website is fantastic.
I wouldn't go beyond 5-6 reps in the pulling movements. The first option would be better, and at least some of your pulling needs to exceed the 100% of snatch - with DL variations, often considerably more.

Greg Everett
Chris Murray
July 24 2021
Hi, my question above was unclear and confused. Don’t worry about answering.