Why you should be muscle snatching

Ever have problems with turnover in the snatch or keeping the bar close? This exercise is for you. Many people do muscles snatches, but are they performing them correctly? For the muscle snatch the athlete will go through all the normal positions of a snatch, however once they reach triple extension the knees are not allowed to re-bend. This means once the athlete extends their hips that extension must be so violent that the bar is accelerated into a pressing position. Muscle snatches will teach athletes not only to violently extend the hips, but also to keep the bar close to the body. This is a lift that should be started out very light. Some athletes may only use the bar at first. As the athlete becomes very proficient with the weight some may progress even to 60-70% of the best snatch.