Saturday, April 6, 2013

Snatch Deadlift = Back Murder

Probably most of my readers have tired deadlifting. Well, now it's time to try deadlifting with a snatch grip. Why? It simply owns your back and you don't have to use a lot of weight. The snatch-grip deadlift is quite similar to the regular one except that you use a wide grip.

You will have to either use a hook grip or straps. Yes, you heard me correctly. The functional crowd full of morons can go hell. Use some straps if you truly want to work your back. 

Perform the movement slowly under control. You don't even have to lower the bar all the way down because the most important part of the movement are the last 2/3 because that's where the back really gets hit. 


Q: How many reps and sets?

Perform 3-4 sets of 6-8 reps

Q: Should I do the exercises in the beginning of my back workout ?

I would but you don't have to. You are a big boy. Trust your instincts.

Q: What are the benefits compared to the regular deadlift?

The wider grip puts the emphasis on the upper back, rear delts and even lats. Also you are forced to use less weight and the movement is less stressful on the lower back.