Snatch Balance | How, Why & When?

There are tons of different exercise variations out there being touted as a fix to this weak point or the best exercise to improve certain aspects of technique. Here is a simple guide to help you understand how to do some of these more important variations, why you would perform them and when they’re best to include in your training.

Snatch Balance

How To Do It:
-Barbell starts on the shoulders in the back squat position, with a snatch grip
-Dip and drive from the legs, then drive the body down, catching the bar in the half squat
-Ride the barbell down into the full squat position before recovering

Why To Do It:
-Develop strength in a dynamic way moving under a heavy barbell
-Helps to develop confidence moving under heavy weights
-Helps to build strength in the bottom of the overhead squat

When To Do It:
-During general phases to improve overall upper body strength and coordination moving under the barbell
-During strength and peaking phases to improve confidence with heavier loads

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