How to Find Your Snatch Grip Width 

Hey guys, Coach Little here at CrossFit Mass. I just want to make a quick video on finding your correct snatch grip for snatching, snatch grip deadlift, snatch high grip pull, and any variation where we’re using a barbell and the snatch grip.

First, we’re going to start with the PVC pipe. Then we’re just going to make our hands wide with straight arms. Now we’re going to relax those arms and see where that PVC rests. If my hands are too wide, the PVC will be up above my waistline or my hip crease. If my hands are too close, we often see that PVC is going to fall somewhere on my quads.

The ideal spot for the PVC to rest is with straight and relaxed arms to sit right in the hip crease. When I drive my knees, the PVC doesn’t move. If the PVC ends up being too low, we’ll get some movement, and no interference if it’s too high. 

Another way that we could tell when we have a PVC in the right position is once we have the proper hand placement for the grip, I’ll just take one of my arms and put it right up by my side, I want to have a 90-degree angle with both of my arms on both sides.

Once I’ve established where my hands are supposed to be on the PVC, we’re going to pick up the barbell with where I think my hands should be.  Now I’m going to look at the barbell, specifically I want to look at some of the markings on the bar so I can note where my hands go. The bar has a spectrum of power rings and where the knurling ends so I can gauge where I put my hands every lift. I know that I’m about a thumb length away from the outside of the power rings on the barbell. 

I hope that helps you find the snatch grip that works for you in your olympic lifts and snatch deadlifts. 

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