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DB Snatches vs BB Snatches?


where is the different between db and bb snatches?
Wich is the better one?

Thank you


With the DB snatches even though you are only pulling with one arm, both legs and both sides of your trunk are involved. As a result you are limited in your capacity to lift by the strength of the one arm. So with these you can never overload/challenge the lower body or trunk.

The barbell snatch is more technical but if performed correctly it is a superior lift to build overall power.

The DB snatch is a decent activation tool though.