Matt Chan Frame By Frame Snatch Sequence

Here’s a great photo sequence of Matt Chan (last year’s CrossFit Games 2nd place finisher) snatching 205lbs. Two things stood out to me in this sequence:

  1. Check out the hip extension in the 5th frame (counting left to right, top to bottom). His entire torso is extended, from feet to the top of his head. This is a great visual reminder of what you want to look like *before* trying to get under the bar.
  2. Look at the difference between the 6th and 7th frame. The speed with which he drops under the bar is so fast the camera didn’t catch it.

The pic and following caption come from Diane Fu’s tumblr: fubarbell:

Matt Chan (@matt1chan) sequence of a 93kg/205lbs snatch. Still well within Matt’s ability, he’s taken a step back to rebuild his positions as he regains strength and confidence from knee surgery.


Matt Chan, 2012 CrossFit Games 2nd Place Finisher, Sntach sequence aka slow motion photos.

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