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Barbell Snatch Demo and Drills

Snatch Drills
The Barbell Snatch
The Snatch one of two lifts in the sport of Olympic Lifting; the other is the Clean and Jerk.

The objective of the Barbell Snatch is to lift it from the ground to overhead in one swift movement.  How that happens is through a  series of fast muscle patterns. A lifter will drive the bar upward as high as they can and then pull themselves quickly underneath the bar to land in a squat position with the barbell overhead. The art of dropping under the bar quickly decreases the height the bar needs to reach; meaning the faster a lifter can drop the more weight they can lift since it does not need to go as high. Virtually every muscle in your body fires to drive the bar up and overhead. This highly skilled movement is one of the most astounding moves to watch and arguably one of the most frustrating to learn due to the complexity.

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7 Stretches for Increased Glute Mobility

Hip and Glute mobility exercises for increased range of motion[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”″][vc_column_text]Below are 7 glute mobility exercises you can use to stretch and increase the range of motion of your hip flexion and extension. You can use these if your glutes feel tight before working out. You can also utilize these stretches after exercising your glutes as a cool down mechanism. Here are some general guidelines for when to use these stretches.

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