Where to Place Your Hands For the Snatch
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!