Tall Snatches

Many athletes struggle with turning the bar over quickly and locking out aggressively. Tall snatches are a great exercise to increase the speed of your turnover on snatch, while not loading the body too much. The athlete will start with the bar from the hips while standing up. The athlete is not allowed to bend the knees at all the lift the weight. Therefore, in order for the athlete to move the bar, they are only allowed to come up on their toes and shrug their shoulders. This exercise should be done with around 30% of their best snatch. It can be progressed a bit as the athlete becomes more proficient, but shouldn’t go over 40% of their best snatch. The ideal rep scheme for this exercise is 4×3.