Pause Snatches: 12/20/19

September 27, 2022
Pause Snatches: 12/20/19

ExecutionPause Snatches are performed identically to the Snatch with the exception that there are one or more pauses included during the pull. Begin the lift as you would a snatch, and when you reach the first prescribed pause height, hold that position for the prescribed time (usually 2-3 seconds). After the pause, complete the snatch as usual.PurposeThe primary purpose of the segment snatch is to reinforce a certain position or positions during the pull and strengthen the athlete to improve their ability to achieve those positions during the snatch, or to reinforce the movement into or between certain positions. It can also be used as a Hang Snatch variation to limit the distance and time the lifter has to accelerate and elevate the bar, improving rate of force development and aggressiveness.

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