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BFGUITAR
01-03-2008, 04:37 PM
Just tried them today, loads of fun. I kept it light at 60 pounds to get the technique down. Im using a regular 45 pound bar, when I bring it down should I just drop it?

Guido
01-03-2008, 08:16 PM
I love one-arm BB snatches! I worked my way up to 135 at one point. Definitely got some looks in the gym. I didn't drop the weight all the way to the floor, but caught it with both hands before letting it down. I suppose if you have bumper plates it wouldn't matter, though.

KingWilder
01-03-2008, 08:24 PM
I've done this with KBs before (and my damn forearms took a beating)

I kinda wanna try it with a barbell now

BFGUITAR
01-03-2008, 09:35 PM
BB are a lot more fun than DB.
And yeh, perhaps ill catch it with 2 arms on the way down.

Isaac Wilkins
01-04-2008, 12:32 AM
I love that exercise!

The last time I did them with stuff under 95 I was just bringing it down with one hand, but once I got higher than that I would guide it down with my off hand as Guido said.

Fuzzy
01-04-2008, 05:56 AM
121 pounds and I had to get into a full squat!

BFGUITAR
01-04-2008, 10:06 AM
121 pounds and I had to get into a full squat!

I think im going to have to eventually get into a full squat as well.

I dont know why, but one armed BB snatches seem A LOT easier than regular snatches. Ive never done regular snatches because they seem so difficult.

Fuzzy
01-04-2008, 08:43 PM
I think im going to have to eventually get into a full squat as well.

I dont know why, but one armed BB snatches seem A LOT easier than regular snatches. Ive never done regular snatches because they seem so difficult.


Because you are more forced to use a hip extnesio and your triceps are better suited to fling it up.

Oly lifts should be left to the Oly lifters.

Sidior
01-04-2008, 10:14 PM
Because you are more forced to use a hip extnesio and your triceps are better suited to fling it up.

Oly lifts should be left to the Oly lifters.

hunh?

Sleepy Guy
01-14-2008, 12:20 PM
Once the weight gets up there lowing can be a bit of a bitch. I tend to two hand it down and drop it controlled down from the shoulder hight.

Hurt my shoulder once trying to hold it on the way down.

Fuzzy
01-14-2008, 11:23 PM
hunh?

I'll rephrase, you shoulden;t be doing the Oly lifts without real coaching, it's IMPOSSIBLE to learn hip extension without someone barking at you.

Sleepy Guy
01-14-2008, 11:34 PM
Agreed Fuzz but their is a difference between practicing and training. A person should be fine as long as they keep it light.