Now I’m very confused also, I thought:
-Snatch grip deadlift is a wide grip deadlift? The position of your hips/knees and shoulders should be something akin to the deadlift, wehre the shoulders are behind the bar and hips are more along shoulder level?
-Snatch pull in which your shoulders are more over the bar and your hips are higher than the knees but lower than the shoulders.
Prior to this article by Charles Poliquin I had treated them SGDL’s like snatch pulls.
Any clarification from you with your tons of Olympic weightlifting experience would be great.
[quote]Christian Thibaudeau wrote:
In the article, Coach Davies isn’t using the proper form for a snatch-grip deadlift (for the squat either… rounding his lower back in the low position).
A snatch-grip deadlift is adapted from the olympic snatch. In the starting position of a snatch the hips are above the knees. And the shoulders are above the bar or even slightly in front of it (instead of behind it as in a regular powerlifting deadlift). Coach Davies shoulders are back and his back angle is too upright.
I’m not saying that it’s not a proper exercise, just that it’s not a proper snatch deadlift. It could be called a wide-grip deadlift, but not a snatch deadlift.
I’ve added pictures of two proper body positions. [/quote]