View Full Version : so... its a jatch?

03-08-2007, 06:25 AM
I walk in, and much to my surpirse and disbeleif a big very dark skinned man is doing some very fast power cleans with 3pps. Its was incredible watching him.

He was an Olympic sprinter, ccant for the likes of me remember his name, but boy was it complicated (Nigerian)

anyway, he finsihes the clean, and as I watch in awe, he does the weirdest thing ive ever seen.

He powers the weight up in a snatch, and as the weight rises he splits legs like you would in a jerk.

I mean, man that just looked plain cool!!!!

But... any benefit? Is it used?

Isaac Wilkins
03-08-2007, 07:06 AM
It's a split snatch, which is how the lift used to be done before the full squat snatch became popular.

It's just a different lift. I can see some vague SPP tie-ins with a sprinter, but he or his coach probably just prefers it.