Category Archives for snatch

How to Mobilize, Warm-up and Perfect Snatch Technique

Hey guys, a bit of a whopper for you today.  As you know, I work for a company called Power Monkey Fitness.  It’s a continuing education company for olympic lifting, gymnastics, running, rowing

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Super Simple and Effective Way to Improve Shoulder Health and Internal Rotation

https://youtu.be/eQLJLHAzjgo So, I’m guessing that most of you have seen this exercise.  It isn’t sexy or fancy, but it is effective for a few reasons that may be new for you.

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5 Minute Deadlift Assessment and Mobility (Toe Touch Assessment)

Two weeks ago I made a video entitled 5-minute overhead mobility.  It’s a compilation of my favorite overhead mobility exercises with an assessment and demonstrations with explanations of each mobilization.

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One of My Favorite Drills to Improve the Snatch

The accessory work you choose to improve your snatch should depend on where your limitations are for the lift.  Here’s a drill I use as a warm-up frequently to help improve position in the snatch. Try

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The Perfect Warm-up for the Snatch

The snatch is easily one of the most challenging exercises I can think of.  It’s certainly one of my weakest exercises and over time I’ve learned to really appreciate the lift.  I’ve

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The Best Mobility and Stability Exercises to Improve the Front Rack: Part 2 – Addressing the Shoulder Blade, Shoulder Joint, Elbow and Wrist

Well it looks like your front rack position could use some work huh?  Me too.  Let’s get down to business.  Last week we spoke about how important hammering down thoracic spine mobility and stability

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The Best Mobility and Stability Exercises to Improve the Front Rack: Part 1 – Addressing the Thoracic Spine

One of my recent patients came in after a cervical fusion surgery looking to get back into crossfit.  We addressed the neck issues and started reintroducing crossfit exercises back into his program.  One

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Mobility and Stability Drills to Improve the Snatch and Overhead Squat

When I first started crossfit, my snatch and overhead squat was god awful.  I somehow managed to qualify for the crossfit regionals in 2010 and when the first event was announced as 21-15-9 overhead squats

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Why Does My Snatch Suck? Fixing the Set-Up and First Pull: Part 4

I’m a big believer in the concept of troubleshooting mobility and flexibility issues before tackling stability and technique issues.  The last three articles specifically addressed mobility.  You’re

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Why Does My Snatch Suck? Fixing the Set-Up and First Pull: Part 3

In the last series we went over common areas that may be holding us back from getting into a good set-up position for the snatch and being efficient in the first pull.  If you missed the first 2 articles

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Why Does My Snatch Suck? Fixing the Set-Up and First Pull: Part 2

So last week we went over some common issues with the set-up and first pull of the snatch.  We learned about how important it is to have a neutral spine and a straight bar path to become master snatchers

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Why Does My Snatch Suck? Fixing the Set-Up and First Pull: Part 1

I’ve written and spoken extensively about fixing the back squat, front squat and overhead squat in the past.  The squat is definitely one of  the most important exercises to get right if you’re

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