Set up for Hang Squat Snatch
- Begin with your heels hip width apart.
- Bar is in contact with thighs, arms are wide and hands are in a hook grip.
- Maintain light flexion in the knees, hips are back to create vertical shins, and shoulders are forward of the bar.
- Back is flat and tight.
- Chest is up.
- Core is tight.
- Weight is in heels.
Points of Performance for Hang Squat Snatch
- From the mid thigh pull the bar into the body and aggressively jump, extending the hips, knees, and ankles (triple extension).
- With a big shrug of the shoulders, elbows come high and outside the bar then back around while pulling yourself under to receive the weight.
- Receive the bar in a full overhead squat with the arms locked out over the middle of the body.
- The bottom of the squat is with the crease of the hip below the knee.
- Drive through the heels back to a standing position.
- The hang snatch is completed when the knees and hips are fully locked out and open at the top.
Tips and Tricks
- The hang squat snatch consists of 2 “PULLS”(First “Pull” pertains to the full Snatch in which you are pulling from the ground to mid-knee):
- Pull #2 from the mid thigh to your hips.
- Pull #3 is pulling yourself under the bar.
- Breaking this movement down into each pull will help remove confusion of the complexity of this movement.
- Work on actively externally rotating your shoulders when locked out overhead.
- Your elbow pits will be facing up towards the sky.
- Speed under the bar is the key.
- The power from this lift is initiated in the hips.
- Pull with long arms.
- An early arm bend will only dampen momentum created from the floor.
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