Coach Mike Burgener conducted a session on the snatch on March 7, 2009 during the lunch break of an Olympic certification seminar at CrossFit Old Town in Alexandria, Va. It was also something of a family affair. Mike's daughter, Sage, appears in the video along with Grady Mac and E.C.Synkowski.
In this video by CrossFit Again Faster, Coach Burgener advised staying over the bar and watching the hips. “The speed will take care of itself,” he said. He also discussed making lifts through turnover and generating outstanding power.
Coach Burgener said it’s best to go up a little at a time, not in leaps and bounds. He emphasized the importance of forming patterns and staying within already established parameters. He said lifters will never go up in weight until they’ve mastered the pattern.