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Snatch Pull

AKA Snatch extension
The snatch pull is the most common snatch-related strength exercise.  
Set your snatch starting position tightly and initiate the lift by pushing with the legs against the floor. Keep your weight balanced over the foot, and maintain approximately the same back angle until the bar is at mid-thigh. At mid- to upper-thigh, your shoulders should be at least slightly in front of the bar. Accelerate the bar aggressively with violent leg and hip extension, keeping the bar close to the body and allowing it to contact at the hips. The movement should be directed vertically with a focus on extending the body upward, although to maintain balance, it will be leaned back slightly. The arms are not engaged in the movement, but remain relaxed in extension. The shoulders should be shrugged up somewhat after the completion of leg and hip extension to continue the bar’s upward path and allow it to stay against the body. The aggressiveness of the push against the ground should result in the lifter’s heels rising off the floor as the extension is completed.
The snatch pull is a basic and important exercise for training the extension of the snatch in terms of strength, speed, power, posture and balance. Lifters will be able to manage heavier weights than in the snatch, which allows the development of strength to push weights in the snatch. The snatch pull can also be used as a remedial exercise to practice balance and position in the pull, or as part of a learning progression for the snatch.
Generally the snatch pull should be done for 2-5 reps per set 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 reasonably proper positioning and speed in the final extension. As a strength exercise, it should be placed toward the end of a workout, but because it also involves some speed and technique, it’s generally best place before more basic strength work like squats. With lighter weights, it can be used before snatches as a technique primer.
The snatch pull can be performed standing on a riser, from the hang, from blocks, with either a static start or dynamic start, with or without straps, with pauses on the way up, maintaining flat feet, and with prescribed concentric and/or eccentric speeds. Slower eccentric speeds in particular will increase the strengthening of pulling posture and back arch strength.

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Roozbeh Rezaie
November 13 2020
I've been a little confused regarding second pull timing.
its mentioned in the book that an individual should wait until the bar reach mid to upper thigh,then start the scoop.
But i had watched a few tutorial clip made by chinese weightlifting community where the athletes start the scoop right after the bar pass the kness.
Is this a technique diversity?
See this article. Mid-thigh is a general landmark, but even if aiming to stay over to that point, the knees will nearly always begin moving forward a little earlier, and when exactly it begins will depend primarily on proportions and strength, i.e. short-legged lifters (e.g. most Chinese lifters) will tend to scoop earlier to rely naturally more on leg drive than hip extension.

Greg Everett