Meanwhile in Russia …
Nadezhda Evstyukhina shows Snatch assistance exercise.
Looks like a warm-up exercise for her. She writes that it is useful for improving the Deep Squat Position during the catch, as well as overhead stability.
Note that even with her 135kg Snatch, she uses “only” 70kg (or 65 if that’s a women’s bar). So be reasonable when you try it yourself.
Not sure if there is a specific name for it. Let me know if there is (or make up a funny one in the comments).
Update: Your Name suggestions.
- Igor writes: “Squats into Overhead Squats – not sure how else to call them. I’ve done them, and have seen other lifters in Soviet-inspired systems do them.”
- Justin writes: “Squat Snatch Balances”
- hilbilly on reddit writes: “Russian Snatch Balances”
Update: Olga Zubova calls it “Push Press in Snatch Squat”
Also check out Dmitry Klokov’s Snatch Overhead Stability exercise.