Getting Under the Bar

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Getting Under the Bar

In simple terms, a snatch or clean is a jump and land. More specifically and importantly, it is an aggressive jump up and a strong punch down. In the heat of a workout or a heavy lift we sometimes forget how much power, speed and aggression must go into the lift to make it effective and strong. Sometimes it is the difference between a made or missed lift or catching the bar in a funky way on your wrist.

Here are some tips for getting under the bar:

1. Find your tension before you dip
2. Once you’ve hit your extension, think about punching your body down and under the bar
3. Be aggressive!
4. Try a tall snatch/clean drill

If you are looking to tighten up your lifts, fix compensations and bad movement patterns or simply learn how to Olympic lift, then join us for the next Barbell Breakdown cycle starting January 29th. The program is 4 weeks, 2 sessions per week (Wed + Sun), 1.5 hours per class.

Contact hannah@crossfit416.ca for any inquiries.

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