Snatch Grip Deadlift

Instructions

  • Step up close to the bar, so that it is about over the middle of your foot.
  • Inhale, lean forward and take a wide grip, like in a snatch.
  • Hold your breath, brace your core slightly, and lift the bar.
  • Pull the bar close to your body, with a straight back, until you are standing straight.
  • Lower the bar back to the ground with control.
  • Take another breath, and repeat for reps.

Commentary

Snatch grip deadlifts, as the name states, is a variant of the regular deadlift where you take a much wider grip – the same as in a snatch. The wider grip means you will have to lean forward and bend your hips, knees and ankles more to reach the bar. Your upper back muscles will also have to work harder to stabilize your shoulders.

Muscles Worked

Primary

  • Glutes
  • Lower Back

Secondary

  • Quads
  • Hamstrings
  • Adductors
  • Trapezius

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