Listen. There’s something you need to think about before you step up to the squat rack (and no it’s not whether or not you’re going to do curls). Are you about to squat because you want to increase your max back squat? Or are you squatting because you want to be a better olympic lifter.… Continue reading Lowrider: Why Your Squat Technique Isn’t Helping Your Olympic Lifts
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: 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.… Continue reading Matt Chan Frame By Frame Snatch Sequence
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?