There’s something therapeutic about throwing around a loaded bar with weights, isn’t there? And what better lift than the Olympic Snatch to really get yourself right after a long day of “stuff”. One of the things I love about Olympic lifting is that it all comes down to me, the bar and the lift – a head game at the best of times, but easily one of the most explosive and powerful movements in the world of sports.
The Sntach and I have a love/hate relationship. Being that it is the hardest, yet most impressive, movements in CrossFit always gets in my head. You have one opportunity to stick it, and with only a fraction of error separating a good from a failed lift. Perfection is key – and when you see someone execute a perfect snatch, it’s magical. I’ll strive for perfection in this lift… but it could be years before I have the confidence to really start pressing some serious loads… what’s your favorite lift?
Here’s a great video by California Strength (mind you a bit intimidating for the Olympic weightlifting newcomer, but remember these guys have lifted for years)
Studeo 55 (6:45am WOD) 2k Row for time
My time was 6:55.01
Lots of mobility work following.
Olympic Snatch (with full squat, not power snatch)
WOD: 10 minute AMRAP
My total was 4 rounds plus 2 reps.
This article was written by Dai "The Moose" Manuel
Dai Manuel is a dad, husband, Fitness Town COO, Toastmaster, Crossfit Coach, Ambassador with Visalus & Fitfluential. How can I help you reach your goals?