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.