There are so many moving parts in an Olympic lift. It takes many years of concentrated training just to get the footwork right, and it can take even more time to establish a solid pull. Then there’s the whole getting underneath the bar thing. That’s tough, too.
Lindsjö is familiar with CrossFit training methodologies and speaks candidly with Sevan Matossian about the program.
“You’re lovely welcome to use our exercise,” he says of CrossFitters’ fondness of Oly lifting.
Additional reading: Snatch Strategies for CrossFit Workouts and Competitions by Dave Castro, published June 2, 2010.