STOP! Whatever you are doing, read this!
In today’s Power Snatch WOD we have been noticing the hands of athletes creeping in closer and closer. At a minimum, the hands should be outside of the bands on the barbell. Of course there will some exceptions to the rule but they are few and far between. Take a look at the first photo below:
The hands are too narrow for the snatch. It increases the distance required to get the bar overhead and will most likely lead to a poor bar path and even the dreaded “PRESS OUT” snatch.
Here is a picture with the correct hand placement:
Here you can see the hands are placed closer towards the collar of the barbell. This will allow the athlete to finish his pull to the hips (credit dakita), a tighter bar path, and a beautiful snatch.
You are free to continue on with your day!