How do I perform a snatch?

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Stand with your feet straight and placed shoulder-width apart.  Keep your knees slightly bent and your chest up.  Hold a barbell in front of your knees.  Pull the barbell upwards by explosively extending your hips, knees and ankles with a jumping motion.  At maximum extension, elevate shoulders , flex and pull with your arms.  Pull the barbell as high as possible keeping your wrist over the barbell.  The next step is called the catch.  As the barbell  reaches maximum height, flex your knees and hips while you flex and rotate your elbows underneath the barbell .  At maximum height, fully extend your elbows, locking the barbell overhead.  Catch the barbell by flexing at the knees and hips to absorb the weight of the barbell .  Squat to the depth necessary to safely control the weight overhead.  The last step is called the recovery.  Once under control in the squat position, extend your hips and knees to move your body into a fully erect position.  Keep the barbell locked overhead for a few seconds then return to the starting position by bending your elbows and lowering the barbell first to shoulder level, then to knee level.



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