Snatching in conditioning
The snatch is a complicated movement that deserves respect and takes a lot (a lot, a lot, a lot) of practice. With patience and humility, you can improve your snatch.
The snatch can be an effective conditioning tool in CrossFit.
In this video Coach Kyle lays out a template of techniques to improve your snatch in a conditioning setting. They are:
- Beginner: a traditional snatch to focus on proper technique and enhance carry over to the strength and power movement (low hips, includes jump)
- Novice: “easier” set up position to increase cycle speed with aggressive jump (high hips, includes jump)
- Intermediate: a muscle version of the movement to increase speed (low hips, muscle snatch)
- Advanced: a muscle version of the movement with high hips in the starting position
You will never perfect your snatch, but it can always improve.