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Pistol Snatch

can anyone do a pistol?

how about land a one arm snatch (DB but BB would be cooler) in a pistol?

vid?

(i’ve never seen this. i’m working on it but pistols are hard for me given balance issues)

someone does a 1-legged overhead squat in this vid:

yes, around 10 minutes in.

catch a snatch there, though??

(and stand it up, of course)

and one arm. holding the barbell with one arm.

[quote]alexus wrote:
can anyone do a pistol?

how about land a one arm snatch (DB but BB would be cooler) in a pistol?

vid?

(i’ve never seen this. i’m working on it but pistols are hard for me given balance issues)

[/quote]

Yep I can do a pistol. I can hit a double while holding a 40kg kettlebell on the side of the working leg. NO carry-over to actual olympic lifting, none whatsoever. This one-arm pistol snatch “skill” is NOT going to get you laid! Stick to the classical lifts.

[quote]In10s wrote:
This one-arm pistol snatch “skill” is NOT going to get you laid! [/quote]

really?

i’d be impressed…

[quote]alexus wrote:

[quote]In10s wrote:
This one-arm pistol snatch “skill” is NOT going to get you laid! [/quote]

really?

i’d be impressed…[/quote]

X2

Lexy I see you’re still haunting tnation!

[quote]alexus wrote:

[quote]In10s wrote:
This one-arm pistol snatch “skill” is NOT going to get you laid! [/quote]

really?

i’d be impressed…[/quote]

bahahahaha

whats a pistol

One legged body squat. I can do it with both legs.

[quote]FrozenNinja wrote:
One legged body squat. I can do it with both legs.[/quote]
Nice

[quote]FrozenNinja wrote:
One legged body squat. I can do it with both legs.[/quote]

not at the same time, you can’t :-p

[quote]alexus wrote:

[quote]FrozenNinja wrote:
One legged body squat. I can do it with both legs.[/quote]

not at the same time, you can’t :-p
[/quote]

I can when I hold onto something; it’s called a leg raise.

Alright, enough smart assing.

After my foot surgery last January:

Gotta stay up on these or I lose this skill quick.

What you up to, Alexus?

[quote]Field wrote:
whats a pistol[/quote]

Typically a small, handheld gun.

nice, snapper!

i have missed you.

this year turned out to be a fairly inefficient use of my time. learned a bunch but…

i’ve gotten fatter and weaker and less technically proficient. never did manage to locate a woman’s bar and turns out people are more into playing than training. nobody i can trust to coach me properly.

i think my next move is going to be bjj. turns out there are 3 schools within walking distance of where i’ve moved to (moved back to the city and quit the course). one in particular seems pretty big and they require you to buy a gi and offer beginners technique drilling classes 3x per week (aka: they teach it properly).

just need a month or so to get my finances in order.

then i’ll start a log over on over 35 if you guys will let me (just turned 34 so nearly there)

miss this place heaps.

One arm BB snatches are fun, but I can’t imagine why anyone would try catching it on one leg. That’s a recipe for pain and horrific injury, if you ask me.

I think I’ll try it tomorrow!

that’s the spirit :slight_smile:

i think the idea is ‘because one can’.

except that it will probably take a bit of work to get to that point…

i’ve never seen anybody do it, though. would be a cool signature move (perhaps).