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The Snatch Grip Deadlift Is An Underrated Strength Building Exercise

Nov. 24, 2021, 1:41 p.m. (ET)

The snatch-grip deadlift is a fantastic posterior chain dominant movement that possesses benefits for every type of athlete. Oftentimes, this exercise gets written off for only weightlifters, but every athlete can improve their performance by becoming stronger with snatch-grip deadlifts. 

Outside of improving snatch mechanics and positioning, the snatch-grip deadlift also has carryover for improving grip strength and teaching patience off the floor when performing a traditional deadlift. If you’ve never tried snatch-grip deadlifts, then you’re in luck because this guide is designed to answer all of the questions you might have about this lift.

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