In today’s skill/strength piece we will be going over Halting Snatch Deadlifts.
The purpose of this movement is to help strengthen your position through the pull and maintain shoulders in front of the bar as long as possible before full hip extension of the snatch. It also allows you to work on balance and maintaining the correct weight distribution through the feet in a more controlled motion.
Typically this movement can be performed with no additional pauses however, we will be reinforcing the movement by making three pauses at:
about 1″ off the ground, right below knee, and mid thigh.
Points of performance: maintain spinal alignment by keeping tension on the bar through use of your lats, maintain vertical shin as you drive knees back to initiate movement, keep bar as close as possible, weight should primarily be on heels with full foot contact on floor as much as possible.