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Stick Snatch High-Pull






The stick snatch high-pull is a way to enforce a specific bar height in a snatch high-pull.
 
 
Execution
 
Place a PVC pipe or similar in a squat rack perpendicular to the barbell and at the lifter’s side so the pipe is above the sleeve of one end of the bar. Use mini-bands or similar to loosely connect the pipe to the rack so that it has some give but won’t be knocked out when it’s hit. Position the height so that the bar will barely move it when pulled to the prescribed height. Perform a snatch high-pull, ensuring the bar touches the pipe at the top.
 
 
Purpose
 
The stick snatch high-pull is a way to enforce a specific bar height in a snatch high-pull. It helps control weights for athletes who may exceed what should be used, or enforces a more aggressive and complete pull for those who may get lazy.
 
 
Programming
 
Sets of 3-5 reps from 70-85% of the lifter’s best snatch are typical, but this will vary greatly depending on the desired height and the lifter’s strengths.




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