Not always the same


75 lb Power Snatch, 75 reps

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Smidty demonstrates a good finish position for the Power Snatch.

Perfect technique for 1 rep max Olympic lifts may not necessarily be the same for WODs that demand high rep Oly lifts.  Just watching videos and competitions, or even doing them yourself, easily demonstrate this observation.  “Snatch Strategies for CrossFit Workouts and Competitions” by Dave Castro is a well thought out and meticulous exploration on this phenomena.

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“I don’t know” –  Nassim Nicholas Taleb and ‘The Black Swan’

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“Even if one’s head were to be suddenly cut off, he should be able to do one more action with certainty. With martial valor, if one becomes like a revengeful ghost and shows great determination, though his head is cut off, he should not die.”

Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai, Yamamoto Tsunetomo



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