The Snatch

THE SNATCH can be one of the most technically challenging olympic lifts.   To many an athlete they find the snatch either the most awesome lift known to man/woman, or the most frightening one.  There is something special about a giant bar laying at your feet with 135 pounds (or more if you are a beast) slapped to each side that is awe inspiring when it is lifted from the ground to a full lockout over head all whilest gracefully landing in a full squat and then standing up again.  The snatch is beautiful both mechanically and mentally.  See the above video to see some sweet assed Snatches (and some other lifts) and let your jaw drop as you sit there memorized by this wonderful maneuver.

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