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Snatches Neccesary?


#1

if i;m training just to increase speed should i even bother training the snatch? It's such a technical lift and i feel it's easier to do the clean in an explosive manner.


#2

The power snatch creates the most power output (that's work over time, or force X distance over time) of any lift recorded. It's a lot less technical than the full squat version, and you'll get the full benefit.

-Dan


#3

If you do the hanging variation it's less technical as well.


#4

If you are training for explosiveness you could use the power snatch. CT wrote an artical about it a while back, its called "The other kind of snatch"
Good luck
Will42