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Motor Control for the Snatch—an Integrative Approach

by Derek Crawford, PhD and Nicholas Binder Drake, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, USAW
NSCA Coach July 2016
Vol 4, Issue 3

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The snatch is one of the most technically demanding competitive movements. This article focuses on barbell trajectory (or bar path), motor control, and the height of the bar relative to the athlete’s body.

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Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS, United States

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