The California Strength team demonstrates the first of three parts on how to learn Olympic Weightlifting snatch technique. Jon North, Donny Shankle, and Caleb Ward demonstrate while Glenn Pendlay narrates and David Spitz films.
The intro is Nikolay Hristov snatching 180kg. Nikolay trained with California Strength from 2006 to 2008 when Ivan Abadjiev was the coach of the team.
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Schwan Hosseiny says
Hi guys, many thanks for your clip. Could anybody please look at my snatch clip and tell me if and how I should and can improve my snatch? Many thanks in advance
Hi – I have a question. What would you recommend for how far apart feet should be during this?
Wade Dorn says
lol @ Jon, he’s so calm here lmao
What are those??
What are those??
Those sandals though
John Smith says
impossible to focus with those sandals on screen jesus christ why would a man do that to himself
I love cross fit and looked into joining a box until I saw the cost. I understand why but just to rich for me.
Benjamin Allen says
Awesome video, been working on this transition. Side note, the dude furthest from the camera is making me physically cringe every time he drops that empty bar. Wth, dude.
Nixon Chan says
brilliant lesson, will try tonight during workout 🙂
Jodie Foster says
It doesn’t help my snatch technique very much if they are doing it so fast I can’t even see the bar…
what gear do you recomend and what dosages
Peter Fluffy says
whatsbthe point of the jump?
Juan Llerena says
Watched all three parts about 3 times each, went to the gym, grabbed a bar, did the steps in order for about an hour and a half straight…. Completely improved my snatch and OH squat technique tremendously! Honestly, you do this for a good hour and focus EACH rep accordingly, like your life depends on it, you’ll nail it! I was having sooooo much trouble getting the snatch down but god this saved my life… Literally (probably)! I would go to a bar, grab it wide and throw it up thinking I was the man… And man was I wrong! After watching these vids and practicing till it bothered me, my confidence in snatching has gone up by 100% and I feel like a pro! Thanks! (Also! Don’t forget to stretch your body out beforehand!)
Did that fat mf at the end just drop a naked barbell?
Connor Warnock says
Still helps me to this day
Ash scoob says
never take advise from someone with sandals
Primus 001 says
I have a very wide stance when I get into a overhead squat. Should I continue like this, if not then how do I fix it?
Jake Wagner says
Listen to anyone that wears sandals. Jesus wore sandals.