How’s Your Snatch?

Snatching is like a CrossFit barometer.  Because it tests so many of the elements of fitness (speed, strength, power, agility, accuracy, balance, coordination, and flexibility, not to mention stamina and endurance when performed for reps or used for conditioning) it can help to gauge where you are as an athlete.  If you’ve noticed some missing range of motion in overhead lifts, feel unstable while squatting, or movement patterns for other dynamic exercises aren’t quite clicking it will be revealed and magnified here.  The good news though, is that Thursday is another opportunity to practice snatching, and therefore work on improving in all of these areas.

August 18, 2011
Squat Snatch 1-1-1-1-1-1-1

5 Overhead Squats (50kg/35kg)
10 Push-ups
15 Box Jumps (24″/20″)




CrossFit Fenway Endurance 2011:  Running is a skill.  Just as with any other movement in CrossFit, instruction and practice are necessary to improve.  The CrossFit Fenway Endurance program is a supplemental, 8 session course that will be held on Saturday mornings at 9 AM, beginning August 20th, and running through early October.  This course is for anyone who wants to work to improve their skill.  Over the 8 sessions we will cover Pose running technique, and supplementing your CrossFit training with endurance programming.  Space is limited, so contact Eric for more information and to reserve your spot.

FIGHT GONE BAD 6: Registration for Fight Gone Bad 6 is open.  This year the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, the Infant Swim Resource, and Camp Patriot are benefiting from the fundraising efforts.  We’ll be running heats at CrossFit Fenway on Saturday morning, September 17th in lieu of an invasion workout.  Athletes of all abilities are welcome, and encouraged to sign up, fundraise, and join in this great community event as a part of the CrossFit Fenway team.

Did the excitement of the CrossFit Games get your competitive juices flowing?  Well you’re in luck!  The North East Fire Breather Festival, the first event in the new North East Garage Games Series will be held at CrossFit New England on Saturday, September 24th and Sunday the 25th.  There will be 3 events on Saturday with RX and scaled divisions (men and women competing in the RX division must be able to clean 155# and 105# respectively, 115# and 80# in the scaled division). There will be 2 additional events on Sunday for those that qualify.  All abilities and ages are welcome.  Register here and let your coaches know if you’re interested in putting your training to the test.

8 thoughts on “How’s Your Snatch?”

  1. Good to be back in Boston.
    Squat Snatch: 40kg – Focused on form for this one. Still have a bunch of issues to work on with this lift.

    WOD: 5+6 @ 40kg. Legs got more tired than expected on this one. Happy I didn’t put the bar down for the OHS until the sixth set. Good WOD.

  2. i got a good laugh out of the title of this one. well played.

    squat snatch: 25kg still felt pretty ok. the over head squat part of this one is still pretty off balance

    WOD: 4+11 @25kg. Push ups, per usual, were my limiting factor today. and they felt more awful today than usual too.

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