Thursday, September 15, 2016

Don't fear the snatch

Just learned to walk and already practicing his snatch grip. 
Some of you will see today's workout and be worried. Some will see it and groan. Some will just wish it was something else. But please, have no fear when it comes to the snatch!

I see a lot of people having mild to strong negative reactions when snatches come up in the workout. It's probably true that we don't do them often enough. But if you've been at the gym a year and you're still nervous about them, it's time to get some practice.

The barbell snatch is a very technical movement requiring precise timing, coordination, good balance, and shoulder mobility. It takes a lot of practice! But the process of learning complex movements like this can actually be really fun. View it as a challenge, give it your best effort, and show up on days when it's programmed. If a movement is really frustrating you, practice it often. We're always happy to give feedback if you want to add some reps of a movement you're working on to your warm-up. When you start to get it, you will feel so accomplished and confident. I know you can do it!



Workout

push press 5x3
2 pull-ups between sets

then

8 rounds:
Every 3:00
3 snatches (heavy but perfect)



Endurance Option

push press 5x3
2 pull-ups between sets

then/or
8 rounds:
Every 3:00

3 snatches (heavy but perfect)
Drop sets or reps as needed to stay below AeroMax



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