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Snatches
« on: July 08, 2011, 09:06:10 pm »
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Lance what are your thoughts on snatches. You recommend Hang Cleans but the clean position feels awkward for me. After about 30 minutes of trying it with an empty bar, I went and tried some snatches, and I got good form after about 2 tries.

I was thinking about doing a couple sets before each of my workouts. WHat are good weights to go for like 1.0xBW, 1.5xBW, etc>

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Re: Snatches
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2011, 09:49:20 pm »
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Lance what are your thoughts on snatches. You recommend Hang Cleans but the clean position feels awkward for me. After about 30 minutes of trying it with an empty bar, I went and tried some snatches, and I got good form after about 2 tries.

I was thinking about doing a couple sets before each of my workouts. WHat are good weights to go for like 1.0xBW, 1.5xBW, etc>


where did you get that I only recommend hang cleans and not snatches from?  Google "jump snatch" and see what comes up. 

snatches are great, as are cleans, cleans are going to be further to the strength- speed side of the continuum and snatches further down the speed- strength side, so it depends on what your goals are and your reason for using them as to which would be more applicable.
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Re: Snatches
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2011, 11:19:08 pm »
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oh sorry I just see most guys on here doing cleans and I only saw your hang cleans video.

I want an exercise to replace deadlifts while also working on rate of force. Seeing what I am writing, I guess a power or hang clean would be a more optimal exercise for my situation, but for some reason the snatch is a really fun to me.

Problem is, I can't seem to get that clean position without pain in elbows/wrists and I don't seem to get as much triple extension as the snatch. Also it seems the snatch is a lot more fluid.

I will be doing the exercise two times a week. At the end of my workout Monday 5x5 for technique and a heavy 5x5 at the beginning of my workout Friday.

Which should I do? Thank you for your advance sir.

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Re: Snatches
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2011, 11:35:54 pm »
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  Just do the power snatches then, either way, make sure you progress the weight on the exercise, thats going to matter more in the long run than which one you choose.

 
 
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Re: Snatches
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2011, 11:40:53 pm »
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thanks sir