Rhythm is a dancer, it’s a Snatch Enhancer — in today’s episode of Weightlifting Academy!
Timing, Rhythm, and Control are terms that apply to dancing, the martial arts, and certainly to Olympic weightlifting.
The Mississippi Snatch Drill is designed to help you learn how to control the bar better, and get into better rhythms with your snatches (works with cleans, too).
It’s seemingly simple, but it is harder than it looks! After you have power snatched the weight up, stop. Don’t move. Hold that power-stance position for a count of 3-Mississippi. Then squat down (don’t stand up first).
The point is what happens at the stop. Tighten up your entire body, make your lockout rigid, lock in your core, and imagine that you are a bronze statue. Eventually, it will become natural to you to be this tight in the catch of every snatch. But beginners are notoriously wimpy in the catch.
Weightlifting is not about how much weight you can move up into the air, it’s about how much weight you can control once it’s up there.
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