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Today I want to talk about how to perform the muscle snatch as demonstrated by Max Lang @ng.🏋🏼♀️
During the execution of the classic snatch lift, as the elbows eventually reach their highest position most lifters are taught to get their elbows around while simultaneously getting under the bar and extending their arms into the final locked out receiving position.✅
The set up for the muscle snatch will be the exact same as your classic snatch lift. The pull to the knees and to full extension again should mimic the full lift, however with the muscle snatch the bar is moved with the arms alone into the extended position.💪🏼
Start by first using the light weight like a barbell. As the bar passes the shoulders, the elbows should remain in place as the bar is pulled into the receiving position.🏋🏼♀️
Some lifters like Max will use heavier weights for the muscle snatch to enhance their pull, speed of elbow turnaround and control on the barbell to keep it close to the body. The “press” portion of a heavy muscle snatch variation essentially mimics how the body would stay connected had the lifter attempted to drop under the weight with the goal of getting the elbows around quickly before extending.✅ .
Take away: not all coaches agree on the variation or teaching points of the muscle snatch. When the weight is light it is recommended that most perform the movement by keeping the elbows high and not dropping them excessively during the turnover phase. However if your goal is to use heavier weight, the pull and press method can be a good option.🏋🏼♀️
Shout out to @ng for the collaboration in making this post, as well as Olympian’s @ & @ for assisting in the teaching/wording of the post🙏🏼
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