Oct 13, 2008

Dumbbell Snatch: One of my new favorite exercises

This is one exercise I have come to like over the past year. For those of you who are looking to add to your power production and exercise selection toolbox in order to do so, this might be one to take a look at.

One of the reasons I like this exercise is that it tends to be much less technically involved than the traditional barbell Clean or Snatch. From a Strength Coach's perspective, it's a nice exercise to put in that produces great full body power and doesn't take as much time to teach and get athletes to a point of solid technique.

Don't misunderstand, I don't recommend jumping into the lift without appropriate progression and coaching--at the bare minimum you should be technically proficient in Clean Pulls and Clean High Pulls with both single and double arms (and if you don't know what those are...guess what...you're not proficient).

Here's a side view with several reps with more of a countermovement emphasis:

Take a gander.

P.S. Vince...don't do this one. I don't want to hear any stories like what happened last time!

1 comment:

Vince said...

I invented this exercise.