The snatch is one of the most complex, yet beautiful movements we do at CrossFit. We often talk about moving your body around the bar (as opposed to moving the bar around your body). This video captures not just the amazing technical nature of the lift, but watch how the barbell goes up in a perfectly straight line, lingers for just a moment… and the athlete moves flawlessly under the bar to catch in a low squat. Sure, we won’t all be able to lift this weight, but we can all strive for this virtuous form!
In today’s workout be sure to use a good solid hinge with a flat back on the snatch, control the KB the entire way and have a tight controlled core on the jump. All of this will protect your back and help avoid fatigue!