New Zealand All Blacks rugby player Owen Franks works with Coach Mike Burgener to improve his olympic weightlifting.
After introducing New Zealand All Blacks rugby player Owen Franks to the Burgener Warm-Up, Mike Burgener takes him through high-hang snatches at Mike’s Gym in Bonsall, Calif.
Starting at the top and working down to the floor, Coach B has Franks work the high-hang position. Focusing the athlete, Burgener gives him a goal for the session: keeping his chest up and his weight back on his heels.
Working from the high hang allows Burgener to fine-tune the mechanics of the second and third pulls, as well as the bottom position. Franks is strong and powerful, and his pulls look good—his weakness is in the bottom. With the chink in the armor identified, Burg knows where to go next: overhead squats and snatch balances.
One of the most frequent questions we’re asked is how to increase your speed under the bar in both the snatch and the clean & jerk. The key to increasing speed under the bar is to make sure that you reach full extension and finish at the top of the pull, and develop the hip flexor reverse stretch reflex shortening cycle along with your arms to actively pull yourself under the bar. The two drills we like to use to develop this stretch reflex are to start the lift from the power position (position 1), and to pull from a static position off of the blocks, from just below the knee. These drills can also be used with both the snatch and clean & jerk.
Chad’s best snatch is 330 pounds. He’s a two-time Olympian in weight lifting as well as a CrossFitter. Oh, and he held the American record in the Clean & Jerk at 418 pounds.
Ivan Denisov attempts his own 40kg /88lb Snatch Record
1/10 of original speed.
Training session before the 2011 world championships.
The 1. shown Snatch did happen after the 2. shown Snatch in reality (swapped in this video).
2002 European Weightlifting 94 Kg Snatch
2003 European Weightlifting Men’s 69 Kg Snatch
Lu Xiaojun – 170kg Snatch
A few days prior to winning his second World title in Paris (2011), Lu Xiaojun (U77kg) does some fast snatch pulls on 170kg.
Steve Maxwell: Double Kettlebell Snatch w/ Karl Kristian Indreeide
08 77 Kg Snatch
Hookless, Receiving Position Snatch
The California Strength team demonstrates the first of three parts on how to learn Olympic Weightlifting snatch technique. Jon North, Donny Shankle, and Caleb Ward demonstrate while Glenn Pendlay narrates.
The intro is Nikolay Hristov snatching 180kg. Nikolay trained with California Strength from 2006 to 2008 when Ivan Abadjiev was the coach of the team.
The California Strength Team demonstrates how to learn the Olympic Weightlifting Snatch. In this second of three parts, Jon North, Donny Shankle, and Caleb Ward demonstrate while Glenn Pendlay narrates.
The intro is a clip of Donny Shankle hitting a lifetime personal record of 173.5 kg in the snatch.
The third and final instructional video on learning the snatch for Olympic Weightlifting, taught by the California Strength Team. Jon North, Donny Shankle, and Caleb Ward demonstrate while Glenn Pendlay narrates.
The intro is a former California Strength Team member James Moser at the 2007 Junior World Championships.
Team Cal Strength is back at it after a brief hiatus. Spencer Moorman, Rob Blackwell, and visiting lifter Erin Garcia hit the weights under head coach David Spitz. In this practice, each lifter was challenged to do 5 snatch lifts and 5 clean and jerk lifts at 90% of his or her max.
At the World Kettlebell Lifting Championships, November 3rd and 4th, 2007, in Miami, Florida, the Men’s Professional Division competed in the Snatch using one 70lb. Kettlebell. Featured in this video is the Biathlon winner, Ivan Denisov, as well as Andrew Durniat, Ken Blackburn, Vasilis Ginko, and Roberts Innus.
Highlights from California Strength Olympic weightlifting team practicing off the blocks. Jon North hit a 180kg Clean and Jerk. Kevin Cornell lifted 175 and nearly made 182 Clean and Jerk. Rob Blackwell PR’d with a 152 Clean and Jerk. Spencer Moorman made a 161 Snatch even at a lower body weight.
Today’s video is a collection of lifts from the past month or so at California Strength in San Ramon. Tom Srokus puts up a PR snatch of 142 kilograms. Jon North lifts 156 kilograms off the low blocks. Also, don’t miss Kevin Cornell, Spencer Moorman, Rob Blackwell, Lindsay Taylor, and Donny Shankle.
2012 USAW Nationals at the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, OH.
Pyrros Dimas Snatch 1995