For longer than I can remember the muscle snatch was a movement that I did within the context of a warm-up and in complexes. Exclusively.
To be honest I didn’t have a good relationship with the muscle snatch. We were not friends. It was a tool that I used to warm-up, before I felt that my neuromuscular system was ready to pull some big weights fast. Once I felt primed and ready, regular snatching would commence and life would be good again.
Recently however thanks to my good friend Coach Dos, the muscle snatch has become a friend that shares the same goals as me, and my athletes. I have found that the muscle snatch is a great tool to develop technique, strength, and power.