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Our trainer is back with more power lifting, this time in the form of hang snatches. In the video, he manages to hit 155 pounds in a set that takes 10 minutes, with every two minutes on the minute spent doing 5 hang snatches below the knee. Like a lot of power lifts, hang snatches really work out your hamstrings in addition to several other areas including your lower back, butt, forearms and shoulders.
Hang snatches start by gipping the bar widely with a hook or overhand grip. Your feet should be aligned directly below your hips. You also want your knees slightly bent and your core to be leaning a little as well with you butt sticking out a bit, similar to a deadlift’s starting position. Now it is time for an explosive movement through your thighs and hips. After this, you pull yourself under the bar as you lift it over your head, all the while lowering your body. You end the rep by returning to your standing position and lowing the bar back to the ground with as much control as possible.
Check out the video below for a full demonstration of hang snatches. Have you ever tried performing hang snatches? If so, how much weight did you manage to lift? Let us know in the comments below, or by tweeting us @underwearexpert.