After the recent post on avoiding the power snatch in favor of the squat snatch, Chad Chisholm left a comment asking about the split snatch as an alternative to the squat snatch. I guessed it would be akin to the power snatch and thus not a good option. A quick check of the Pendlay Olympic… Continue reading Split Snatch Vs. Squat Snatch
Rudy Nielsen of the Outlaw Way posted the following message from Olympic Lifting Coach Glenn Pendlay: The Power Snatch is half the movement. It gives someone with a shitty pull and a shitty finish, the ability to continue to be shitty at Snatching, while moving a relatively heavy load to overhead with the shittiest, most… Continue reading Power Snatch: The Most Useless Possible Technique?
How’s you like to improve your snatch without any extra training? Here’s a great article explaining why a pre-lift routine is critical to nailing PRs. The post below from Fubarbell explains how a routine helps top level athletes make big lifts. Normally, I’m pretty skeptical but this post basically mirrors what a number of CrossFitters… Continue reading Bruce Lee Says: If You Want A New Snatch PR You Must Chill
Scrolling through posts on OPT’s site I came across the following tidbit regarding the perceived movement of the “sport” side of CrossFit away from being a generalist and towards a strength bias: