Power Snatch (75/55)
Last Wednesday, we spent a lot of time working on the Snatch and positions that get us to the Snatch. Many athletes inquire as to why we didn’t “Work Out” on Wednesday. Wednesday was a practice days, working skill and neuromusclar stimiluation in with a set of movements that can give us the greatest return on the least amount of time in the gym. Training those movements prepares us to get the most out of the workout like we have today, and allow us to increase our fitness. If we don’t practice on days like last Wednesday, we aren’t ready to increase our fitness on days like Monday.
Coach (Greg Glassman), says it best when referring to why we devote whole classes to practicing the Olympic lifts.
“The missing link in so much mainstream fitness programming, from bodybuilding to monostructural endeavors, is the neuromuscular piece—in particular, the development of coordination, accuracy, agility, and balance. We can sum these elements up as “technique.” Omitting them from one’s training necessarily results in only partial fitness, partial expression of one’s genetic potential, and a decreased threshold of maximal capacity. To increase work capacity across broad time and modal domains (the goal of CrossFit), technique is the crucial connection—whether your goal is to win the game, protect your life, complete the mission, or just be fit for the demands of everyday life at any age.—Greg Glassman”