Thursday, 7/23
July 22, 2015
Friday, 7/24
July 23, 2015

Focus 1: Snatch
Focus 2: Box Jumps
Workout: DB Snatch & Box Jumps


This coming Saturday’s class will focus on why the Snatch, as well as the other Olympic lifts, are used in our programming, as well as the ups and downs of learning such technical movements. Because all Olympic lifts are explosive movements, they hold much in common with plyometrics, which is why we’re going to combine our approach with a review of proper form and technique for Box Jumps.

Class will include:
– Practical review of the Snatch movement, focusing primarily on the Hang Power Snatch, and including lifts with both just the bar and with added weight;
– Appropriate scaling for both strength and met-con based classes involving the Snatch;
Practical review of Box Jumps, along with appropriate scaling during a workout; and,
– Scaling and substitution options for the Base Camp workout of the week, including how and when to choose a scaling/substitution option.


To review before class, we highly recommend checking out the following descriptions and demo videos from Catalyst Athletics:

Hang Power Snatch

See also: Power Snatch; Hang Snatch

Additionally, check out the following blog post reviewing proper form and common mistakes associated with the box jump from Tony Gentilcore:

Exercises you should be doing better: Box Jumps (includes multiple demo videos)

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