How to Become Snatchtastic
Written by Michele Vieux

Pretty much everyone I know asks about how they can become more snatchtastic i.e. better at snatching. Since the snatch is so complex and each person’s needs are different, the prescription is rarely the same across the board. Hopefully this article and it’s list of progressions will help you decide where you could focus some effort to improve your snatching. You might need a combination of these drills so try them out to see which you think might be most useful for your needs.

Mobility is the Key to Life and the Snatch

Tight ankles,

How to Become Snatchtastic
Written by Michele Vieux

Pretty much everyone I know asks about how they can become more snatchtastic i.e. better at snatching. Since the snatch is so complex and each person’s needs are different, the prescription is rarely the same across the board. Hopefully this article and it’s list of progressions will help you decide where you could focus some effort to improve your snatching. You might need a combination of these drills so try them out to see which you think might be most useful for your needs.

Mobility is the Key to Life and the Snatch

Tight ankles,

The Mounting Ring Muscle-Up
Video by Travis Ewart

The struggle can be very real when it comes to Kipping Ring Muscle-Ups. Learning to bring your body from below the rings to the top of the rings is not small feat, yet it can be even more difficult without direction. Finding the easiest way to elevate your body is always our goal as athlete, but as coaches it’s even more important so we don’t watch our athletes struggle time and time again, putting in 100% effort and getting less than exciting rewards.

The Mounting Ring Muscle-Up technique may not be for everyone and mainly focuses on the Rising Muscle-Up (as opposed to the Rowing Muscle-Up),

Crawl Before you Run
Written by Holden Rethwill

In today’s society people are always wanting the next big thing. The latest and greatest item on the market. We can make this same argument about the sport of CrossFit.

With social media at the helm, we are constantly seeing high caliber games athletes posting about some of the crazier things they are able to do. Whether it’s a PR lift, upper level gymnastics, insane metcon after metcon after metcon, etc., your everyday viewer sees this and instantly wants it. They begin to think that’s exactly what they need to be doing if they are to ever get to that level.

Advanced Drills to Up Your Double-Unders
Video by Nuno Costa
(Originally Published December 18, 2016)

This video covers three “advanced” drills for improving double-unders whether you are still trying for your first or if you’re fine-tuning your toe-tapping. This set of drills uses techniques for establishing your jumping rhythm, practicing the rope rotation as well as setting yourself up for a steady jump.

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