THE SNATCH IS ONE OF 2 LIFTS IN THE SPORT OF WEIGHTLIFTING. THE SPLIT CATCH POSITION WAS THE TECHNIQUE OF CHOICE IN THE PAST. HOWEVER, VIRTUALLY ALL WEIGHTLIFTING ATHLETES NOW CATCH THE SNATCH IN A SQUAT POSITION. WITH ATHLETES IN SPORTS OTHER THAN WEIGHTLIFTING THERE MAY BE ADVANTAGES IN CATCHING IN AN ALTERNATING SPLIT POSITION.
Department of Athletics, Colorado State University—Pueblo, Pueblo, Colorado
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Allen Hedrickis the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Colorado State University-Pueblo.