HMMR Podcast Episode 299: The muscle snatch (with Wil Fleming)

We tend to think of the Olympic lifts as just two lifts, but there are numerous derivatives that each provide their own unique benefits. The muscle snatch is one overlooked variation that can help you maximize power while minimizing the technical demands. On this week’s episode lifting coach Wil Fleming breaks down the lift and what makes it special.

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Key quotes and topics

  • 0:00 – Introduction.
  • 4:00 – What is the muscle snatch? “What is the muscle snatch? What we’re looking at is this really long pull and there’s no rebound, so there’s no real catch. It’s this massive pull and then turnover to put it in an overhead position.”
  • 6:15 – Power, speed, and variations: “With muscle snatch you’re gonna get the stimulus that you’re looking for in your Olympic lifts, but then you’re gonna have more opportunity to get a stimulus from the tactical, technical training that you’re actually after in your sport.”
  • 11:15 – Programming for weightlifters and athletes
  • 13:45 – Focus on power.
  • 17:30 – Muscle snatch technique: “Muscle snatch is a really low barrier to entry olympic lift derivative. It’s really hard to do it wrong, and then immediately you’re getting high power outputs up out of it.”
  • 20:30 – Different starting positions and other derivatives
  • 22:30 – Coaching at weightlifting competitions.
  • 30:45 – Competing without a coach.

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