5×5 OH Squats @ 60%
“Why the DB Snatch is King”
The DB Snatch is one of our favorite movements at the gym, and as far as total body taxation, there are not many rivals.
With the fitness industry’s recent obsession with all things Olympic barbell lifting, this movement tends to fall by the wayside and it’s one of my own personal favorites. There is a reason we, and other gyms across the nation, stock dumbbells along with barbells. They both have different benefits the other can’t achieve. For dumbbells, the stability requirements are much greater as you are relying on just a single shoulder to stabilize the weight overhead. As such, with one side of the body heavily weighted, the other side must create counter stabilization in order to achieve balance. This provides work on the obliques that a barbell typically does not reach, and as far as performance goes we could make a very convincing case that the obliques are the most important of the abdominal family.