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Tom Mutaffis
05-17-2010, 05:00 AM
Does anyone here ever do one arm barbell snatches (or DB snatches)?

We were messing around at strongman training yesterday and I tried them for the first time. Might add them in once in a while to test explosiveness/grip/etc.

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IronDiggy
05-17-2010, 09:12 AM
I've done dumbbell snatches before. I love em and probably don't do them nearly enough.

I would try one arm barbell snatches... but I would probably hit everything breakable in the gym doing them.

bojackson
05-17-2010, 09:21 AM
Tom,
IVe done them in the past for the exact reasons you stated, to help with some explosiveness and I felt they certailny helped my grip. Plus after I had done them for some time, its pretty cool for people to stare at you as you snatch 120lb DB over your head. ha!

bojackson
05-17-2010, 09:23 AM
Tom,
IVe done them in the past for the exact reasons you stated, to help with some explosiveness and I felt they certailny helped my grip. Plus after I had done them for some time, its pretty cool for people to stare at you as you snatch 120lb DB over your head. ha!

ok im a douche bag, i didnt notice the weight you were snatching, and with a barbell!!! awesome!! ive worked up to 135 on the barbell snatch, but prefer the DB snatch. but once again, great show of strength!!!!

IronDiggy
05-17-2010, 09:59 AM
^ I didn't comment on the video because it's blocked at work. I'm going to go home and watch it though! I've only made 135 on the bb snatch.

Tom Mutaffis
05-17-2010, 10:08 AM
I've done dumbbell snatches before. I love em and probably don't do them nearly enough.

I would try one arm barbell snatches... but I would probably hit everything breakable in the gym doing them.

In the past I have done dumbbell snatches as the 'conditioning' movement in my Back training complexes, which they did work well for.

Barbell snatches do seem like they can be a bit dangerous!


Tom,
IVe done them in the past for the exact reasons you stated, to help with some explosiveness and I felt they certailny helped my grip. Plus after I had done them for some time, its pretty cool for people to stare at you as you snatch 120lb DB over your head. ha!

Unfortunately my gym only has dumbbells up to 100 lbs, but I am thinking about changing gyms or setting things up at home in a garage.


ok im a douche bag, i didnt notice the weight you were snatching, and with a barbell!!! awesome!! ive worked up to 135 on the barbell snatch, but prefer the DB snatch. but once again, great show of strength!!!!

No worries, 135 lbs is a solid lift!


^ I didn't comment on the video because it's blocked at work. I'm going to go home and watch it though! I've only made 135 on the bb snatch.

In the video I hit a single with 160 lbs, it went up pretty smooth but I am not sure how much more I could do. We had already been training for a couple of hours and I missed it on the first try (lost balance at lockout) or I might have tried 185 lbs.

Rugby Dad
05-18-2010, 05:11 PM
yep, one arm bb snatches are great, I do them from time to time.
as you said can be risky with plate loaded bb, may need to go back to circus globe bells, LOL