A snatch is one of the two contested Olympic lifts, and a fantastic indicator of athletic performance in sports involving strength and speed. If you can snatch your body weight, you are very strong. If you can lift more than double your body weight, call the Olympic training center in Colorado.
HOW TO DO IT: Place a barbell on the floor and grab it with an overhand grip, hands twice shoulder-width apart. Keeping your lower back in its natural arch, crouch down behind it as if you were going to perform a deadlift . Now stand up and explosively pull the bar straight up in front of your torso by shrugging powerfully. When the bar reaches chest level, flip your wrists to face the ceiling and allow the momentum from your hips to help you fling the bar straight overhead . Reverse the motion to return the bar to the floor. That's one rep. Think of moving your body under the bar rather than the other way around.