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Barbell Power Snatch

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Coach's Tips

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How to

Starting Position

1. Stand tall with feet shoulder-width apart, toes slightly pointed out. 2. Hold the barbell with an overhand grip, hands shoulder-width apart. 3. Position the barbell over the middle of your feet, slightly above the ankles. 4. Squeeze your shoulder blades together and keep your chest up. 5. Keep your arms straight and your head looking forward.

Proper Form

1. Initiate the movement by pushing through the heels, extending the hips and knees. 2. As the barbell rises, pull the hips back and slightly down. 3. As you reach full extension, shrug your shoulders and pull the barbell up with your arms. 4. Once the barbell reaches chest level, pull yourself under the barbell into a partial squat position. 5. Catch the barbell in a full squat position. 6. Stand up fully, extending the hips and knees, and pressing the barbell overhead.

Breathing Technique

1. Exhale as you initiate the movement and pull the barbell up. 2. Inhale as you pull yourself under the barbell into the squat position. 3. Exhale as you stand up and press the barbell overhead.

Precautions

1. Make sure to keep your back straight throughout the movement. 2. Avoid using momentum to lift the barbell, focus on using your legs and upper body to power the movement. 3. Move slowly and with control to ensure proper form and prevent injury.

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