Snatch Push Jerk in Squat / Sotts Press

Snatch Push Jerk in Squat / Sotts Press

With a snatch-width grip and the bar resting behind your neck, sit into the bottom of a squat. From this bottom position, press the bar up into the proper overhead position, making sure to lock the elbows securely and squeeze the shoulder blades together aggressively. 

Your squat stance should be exactly what you use in the snatch with the feet flat and your balance correct. The trunk should be held rigidly throughout the set in exactly the same posture you want when receiving the snatch.

Tall Snatch

Tall Snatch

Lifts from the "tall" position specifically target your ability to finish you pull and get yourself under the barbel faster. Catching the barbell lower and quicker will allow you to increase your lifts since you will not be able to pull the barbell as high. By starting in this position, you limit the ability to throw your hips out front, which is a HUGE fault by many lifters. Focus on finishing your pull VERTICALLY instead of bouncing the barbell off the hips/thighs.