Tip: Snatch Jump for Power

Build power with this unique Olympic lifting variation. Here's how to do it.

  1. For the snatch jump, take a wide grip on the bar.
  2. Lower the bar down to the knees, as if you were doing a Romanian deadlift.
  3. Explode into a vertical jump while holding the bar. Do not pull the bar. The arms stay straight.

Don't lower the bar too slowly. Just keep it under control. Be sure to finish the hip extension; make yourself "tall." Don't be surprised if you jump backward a bit when you get it right.

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