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Muscle Snatch Question


#1

Christian,

I started the “Look Like a Bodybuilder, Perform Like and Athlete” and had a question about the muscle snatch. It is classified under the lower body session, but I end up feeling it more in my upper back (rhomboids, lower traps, & posterior delts mostly).
I’m not terrible at standard snatches and I don’t feel those much in my upper back. Maybe I’m doing the muscle snatch wrong?


#2

Nah, it is really a total body exercise, which is why I love it. But you are feeling it too much in the upper back you might not be creating enough speed with the lower body, the actual explosion is the same as in a snatch, you feet just don’t leave the ground and you do not move under the bar.