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A Systematic Approach to Learning the Snatch

Photo by Nico Loayza.

Olympic Weightlifting is undoubtedly one of the most difficult and oldest olympic sports to date. It consists of only two movements: the snatch and the clean and jerk. The former being a movement in which the bar is lifted overhead in one motion, and the latter being lifted overhead in two separate movements. Both require a huge amount of athleticism, strength, technique, and flexibility to lift large amounts of…

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