GO Green Fit: Muscle Snatches

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For this fitness video, our trainer goes back to doing different forms of snatches. He performs a combination of muscles snatches, snatch balances, and hang power snatches. Snatches are a serious form of heavy lifting and some trainers will tell you they reward with strength rather than technique. Muscles snatches are done similarly to a normal snatch, but the added movement forces your to lift the weight above your head.

Hang power snatches are a little more difficult to do. The starting position for each rep is similar to that of a deadlift where your feet are slightly more than shoulder-width apart, and your hands are gripping the bar with a hook grip. You want to get an explosive movement going, as it will give you the strength to go from rep to rep. In the video, our trainer worked up to 95 lbs. for 10 muscle snatch reps and 5 snatch balances. He then hit 135 lbs. doing 8 reps of hang power snatches.

Are you a heavy lifter with any tips on how to do muscle snatches? What other power lifts are part of your gym routine? Let us know in the comments below, or by tweeting us @underwearexpert.

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