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Bridge: Snatch Balance Progression Assessment and Mobility Correction for Athletes, with Matthew Delancy

June 10, 2019

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Matt Delancy, Strength Coach for the University of Florida, coaches mobility progress from a snatch balance assessment.

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Motor Control for the Snatch—an Integrative Approach

July 1, 2016

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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.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique Program design strength and conditioning Olympic Lifts Snatch

Advanced Understanding of Olympic-Style Weightlifting for Sport

September 24, 2018

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Some of the major misconceptions concerning Olympic-style weightlifting for sport are addressed in this article, providing evidence-based recommendations to better implement the snatch, clean and jerk, and their derivatives in the training of high school and collegiate athletes.

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The Double-Knee Bend—Characteristics and Coaching Points

September 3, 2019

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The purpose of this article is to present and discuss the phases of the pull that precede the power position, as well as present some suggestions for how to coach these positions.

Coaches Exercise Technique Power Snatch Clean Triple Extension Olympic Weightlifting

Snatches for Sport Performance: Simple Progressions and Proven Correctives

August 1, 2020

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In this hands-on session from the 2020 NSCA Coaches Conference, Sport Science Manager at USA Weightlifting, Dr. Anna Swisher, discusses the technique of the snatch including progressions, regressions, and coaching cues for each part of the movement.

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One-Arm Dumbbell Snatch

June 1, 2017

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This article describes proper technique for the one-arm dumbbell snatch, which is a total body power exercise.

Coaches Exercise Technique dumbbell snatch strength training

Power Clean

June 1, 2017

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The power clean is similar to the power snatch but with two major differences. Firstly, the final bar position is at the shoulders, not over the head, and secondly, the grip is approximately shoulder-width apart, whereas the snatch has a considerably wider grip.

Coaches Exercise Technique power clean olympic lifts weightlifting kinetic select

Power Snatch

May 1, 2017

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This book excerpt provides a step-by-step breakdown of the movements of the power snatch, from the starting position to the downward movement.

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Implementing Olympic-Style Weightlifting in Strength Training for Sport

August 26, 2019

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This article considers some of the main differences between the training of Olympic weightlifters and the use of Olympic weightlifting exercises in strength training for sport.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Olympic Weightlifting Power Snatch Power Clean Deceleration Plyometric Rate of Force Development

The Olympic Lifts—Suggested Practices and Common Mistakes

June 1, 2017

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This article reviews the basics of the Olympic lifts, including strength base, skill transfer, snatch progressions, and clean and jerk progressions. This article also covers several suggested practices for strength and conditioning coaches to fine-tune and progress learning and coaching of the lifts.

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