It's not a dirty word, but instead the greatest expression of speed, power, flexibility, and technique in weightlifting. The Olympic Snatch requires an athlete to take a weight from the ground and, in one continuous movement, lift the bar overhead receiving it with locked arms.
The snatch is a complex movement and good technique takes time to learn and perfect, so don't get frustrated if it feels awkward at first. The goal today is to find your one rep max Snatch... here's the current World Record below.
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30 Snatch (135/95)
Posted by Zareh.