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Cool Tip 8/8/05


Today's training tip comes from Dave Barr:

Drop Snatches

One of the more daunting components of Olympic lifting is squatting with the weight extended fully overhead. Gain confidence and performance in performing this movement by practicing drop snatches! Start with the bar on your collar bone or upper back, and similar to a jerk, quickly apply force. But instead of pushing the bar up, you push your body down, catching the Barr overhead in a fully extended position. Now just stand up and you?ve done it!

anyone do these? they sound pretty badass


Good movement; it really teaches you to outrun the bar and land softly.


I can't believed he spelled it "barr". Excellent.


Yea I'm gonna have a hard time catching dave... I'm inclined to just let his ass drop on the floor