The Snatch is one of the Olympic Weight Lifting movements and is in my opinion the most technical single move that you can perform with a barbell. It is built on the foundations of the overhead squat and although it can be taught safely to beginners with the right instruction, I’ve marked this as an advanced exercise as you should have some level of strength and experience with resistance training before giving it a go.
It is an exercise that requires full body strength and co-ordination that can develop explosive power and athleticism. Variations of the snatch are often used in Strength and Conditioning programs for this reason. If you are just getting started with the Snatch then scroll to the bottom to download my free Snatch progressions handbook.
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Allan Young is a Personal Trainer and coach educator in Glasgow who operates Strength Coach Glasgow and is a 4x Scottish Champion Olympic Weightlifter.