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Skill Transfer Exercises for the Snatch
This month we introduce three skill-transfer exercises based on the overhead squat and commonly used by weightlifters to develop the snatch.
More About the Snatch
During the lunch break of an Olympic certification seminar at CrossFit Old Town in Alexandria, Va. On March 7th, 2009, a participant named Alex was fortunate enough to get some one-on-one training on the snatch from Mike Burgener.
There is more to a Mike Burgener Olympic weightlifting seminar than shouts of â€œYeah, burpees!â€ and â€œYes, coach!â€ Throughout the weekend, Coach Burgener will periodically call a halt to the small group work to highlight a problem heâ€™s seeing or t
Burgener Files IV - Stance, Grip and Position
In this video by CrossFit By Overload, Coach Mike Burgener tells Tony Budding that every coach has to look for three components in every lift: stance, grip and position. Coach Burgener goes on to illustrate the point in a session on snatching from the mid
The Burgener Files VI - The Pocket
The shortest distance between two points is a straight line, which is also often the quickest route to a missed snatch. In snatching, you don't want a perfectly vertical bar path but rather a line that curves in toward you slightly.
The Burgener Files V - Coaching Points
"You don't drop under the bar! You don't fall under the bar! You pull yourself under the bar hard and fast!" During a snatch workout with Jason Khalipa and Jocelyn Forest, Coach Mike Burgener gets loud and aggressive with the 2008 Games champ,
More Pop at the Top
Bill Starr believes finishing the pull is the only way to succeed in Olympic lifting once the plates start adding up. This article is for any athlete whoâ€™s trying to improve numbers on any type of dynamic pulling exercise. These include not only the
Snatch Strategies for CrossFit Workouts and Competitions
The squat snatch is the way to move the heaviest load, but whatâ€™s the fastest way to snatch lighter loads for multiple reps? Dave Castro outlines your best options for high-rep snatch workouts.
12 Tips for Coaching O-Lifts in the CrossFit Box
Hall-of-fame Oly coach Bob Takano has nearly four decades of coaching experience. He offers some advice for CrossFitters who will be teaching the quick lifts to their athletes.
Perfect Position: Deadlift and Snatch
Weâ€™re back at Eleiko HQ with 1992 Olympics competitor Anders LindsjÃ¶ talking about the deadlift and snatch. LindsjÃ¶ starts the group off with an interesting concept: everyone practices very light deadlifts with poor positioning of both their feet and
Coach Burgener knows more about Olympic Lifting than anyone on this planet. If you want to improve your snatch and/or clean & jerk then you NEED to attend the CrossFit Olympic Lifting. If you haven't heard of Coach B then you should slap yourself. Check out these CrossFit Journal articles for more info: The Burgener Warmup(free), The Stance, Clean and Jerk, Receiving The Bar and Snatch Grip Position
Improve your Deadlift, Bench Press and Backsquat with the CrossFit Power Lifting Course. If Louie Simmons is good enough for the various NFL and NCAA football programs then he's good enough for you. Check out these CrossFit Journal articles for more info: Louie on the Conjugate System and Dynamic-Effort Day.