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February 9, 2018

Skill

EMOM for 10 Minutes

1 Squat snatch with pause below the knees

Our skill work today focuses on the difficult Squat snatch.  In this version we’ll practice the lift with a pause below the knees after your take the bar off of the floor. The purpose of this drill is to practice raising the bar off the floor with the hips and shoulders traveling together. After performing the pause finish the first pull and violently open the hips creating vertical drive on the bar.  Drop under the bar as you would with any other snatch.  If mobility is an issue or you are new to the lift catch the bar overhead and slowly ride the bar down into your deepest squat.  Adding the pause will increase the difficulty of the movement so plan on going a little lighter than you would with a vanilla snatch EMOM and consider that this positional work so the intent is not for you to max out.

WOD

Grace

For time

30 Clean & Jerk 135/95 lb

or

Isabel

For time

30 Snatch 135/95 lb

Workout notes: Today’s workout is one of two benchmark workouts from CrossFit.com.  If you are able to do either of he workouts as prescribed choose the one that will best test any performance improvement you have had since you last performed the benchmark if you have been working on that particular movement.  For many people performing the Snatch is difficult and requires a stronger power output at that weight that a clean & jerk would so for today go with whichever workout you can get safely perform with consistent mechanics through the entire workout.

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