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Anyone out there do any OWL? If so, does anyone know what a snatch balance is?
04-03-2002, 04:42 AM
Hmmmm iam not sure what a snatch balance is. I do do the olympic lifts. Would like to compete in olympic lifting but feel I'am a better powerlifter.
04-03-2002, 11:48 AM
What is a snatch balance?
This one is a little harder to explain without demonstrating. Snatch balance is used to
develop good technique when moving into the snatch receiving position (full squat). You
begin with the bar on your shoulders behind your neck, holding it with a wide (snatch) grip.
You bend your legs slightly (dip as in the jerk) and extend them quickly (drive as in the
jerk) to get the bar moving upwards. Once you have fully extended you body you "drop"
very quickly into a squat position while extending your arms overhead.
Hmmm....It kinda sounds like a push press but you lock out in the snatch position...
OK, I'm gonna give these a shot!
04-04-2002, 05:13 PM
Pirate's explanation was good, Dawg you have to go deeper into a squat position in the end.