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Weighlifting – CrossFit – Jumping The Weight with Mike Burgener

Weighlifting – CrossFit – Jumping The Weight with Mike Burgener


CrossFit – Set-Up and Positioning in the Olympic Lifts

CrossFit – Set-Up and Positioning in the Olympic Lifts

Part 2

Set Up Variations


CrossFit – “Split Snatch” by Josh Everett and Demo with Coach Mike Burgener

Split snatch 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 reps

Josh Everett 245lbs, Cody Burgener 245lbs.

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The squat snatch is more efficient—there’s no doubt about that. But for some people, particularly those with flexibility, agility and balance issues, the split snatch might be a better option.

If someone has trouble with an overhead squat, the split snatch might be a great option when it’s time to pull a bar overhead. Similarly, if an athlete can’t produce a vertical torso in a squat, the split snatch will create a much better receiving position.

Josh Everett, who’s known as one of CrossFit’s best Olympic weightlifters, uses the split snatch himself and goes over its finer points.

The first and second pull are the same as in the squat snatch, and the footwork for the split snatch is similar to that of the jerk: the feet go into a lunge position. In a split snatch, the loads will be lighter than in a max clean and jerk, so the lunge will be deeper than it is in a jerk. The back knee, however, must stay off the ground in competition.

When snatching, you have to pull the bar about 6 inches higher when using the split technique, but it’s a little bit more forgiving of form errors than the squat snatch. That means the variation is well suited to fast, powerful athletes who can pull a bar very high and get under it quickly.

And even if you have a great squat snatch, why not try the split once in a while? CrossFit, of course, is all about variety.


2009 CrossFit Games – Coach Burgener on the Snatch Event


CrossFit – Burgener – Olympic Lifts – Warm up – Cleans – Snatch Instruction

Clean Faults

Burgener Warm up

Role of the Burgener Warm up

Clean Catch Heights Tri-Panel

Clean Instruction Part I

Cleaning from the Ground

Second Pull Power

Clean: The 3rd Pull, Coach Burgener

Receiving the Bar

Skill Transfer Exercises for the Jerk

Snatch Drills with Coach Burgener

Olympic Lifting Coaching Points

Khalipa gets coached through the snatch

Olympic Lifts: Scoop Training

Snatch Foot Position

Snatch: Arms

Snatch Balance: Finding Max Analysis

Snatch Instruction

Snatch: Jump and Land