At the intersection strength and speed lies explosive power. In terms of athletics it is an absolute game changer. For this reason I have chosen to prioritize making my athletes more explosive over anything else. To do that, I use a number of tools. Here are my top 10.
1. Hang Snatch
The snatch wins my contest for the number 1 explosive movement because it is a pure hip hinge pattern and a long impulse of power is needed to make the movement complete. I chose the hang snatch because the position on the ground in a power snatch can limit some athletes ability to perform the exercise.
Snatching in any form is a great indicator of coming performance. Athletes that are prepared for an upcoming contest will see their snatch hit all time highs before competition. A particularly useful hang snatch is the hip snatch. This movement is all about finishing the 2nd pull aggressively and punching under the bar.