Invictus Athlete in the starting position of the snatch

Snatch Grip Starting Position
Written by Jared Enderton

Let me ask you a few questions:

  • When you pull the barbell from the floor to start an Olympic lift, do you feel slack in your arms and a sudden jolt once you pick the barbell up?
  • Do you struggle with your bar path staying tight to your body, and often mind yourself chasing the bar in front of you?
  • Is your turnover under the barbell slower than you’d like it to be?

If the answer to either of these questions is yes, then this simple tip might just change your world when it comes to the starting position of both snatches and cleans.

How do I fix my snatch grip starting position?

Would you believe me if I told you that it’s as simple as pressing your knuckles down? Check out this video to go over how to fix your snatch grip in the starting position, and then grab a barbell and try it for yourself!

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