Where to Place Your Hands For the Snatch

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Where to Place Your Hands For the Snatch

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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:

incorrect hand placement

 

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:

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, a tighter bar path, and a beautiful snatch.

You are free to continue on with your day!

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