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Every weightliter eventually develops a style unique to hisor her body type, strength prociency and skill competence.Yet, despite all the necessary physical tools a weightliterneeds in order to snatch well, the exercise becomes verymuch a mental test once the weight becomes heavy. As thename “snatch” implies, you must move as quickly as possibleduring the exercise. Any hesitation during the lit will almostalways cause you to miss.Whenever you are trying to do something well, repetitionresults in understanding. For instance, every one o uspracticed behind the wheel o a car beore we studied theDMV booklet or our test. The repetition o opening thedoor, sitting behind the wheel, closing the door, startingthe ignition, eeling the engine rev up, etc. is what relaxedus. We all eel a bit o anxiety whenever we drive a new car,and this is normal because it is not our car. We do not knowthis car. This looks new, the door closing sounds new, andthe engine eels diferent. It is only driving in it a ew timesthat causes us to be comortable. The snatch is the sameway, and you must commit a great amount o your time tobecome stronger at anything. Time devoted to hard work in the gym liting weightsexpands your comort level with the exercise. Your musclesbecome stronger and more exible. The positions youneed to be in to snatch well begin to make sense to you.Most importantly, you develop the coordination requisiteas a beginner to eventually break ree o naive appreci-ation. Ater you are introduced to the snatch and becomeamiliar with her as an exercise, you eventually see the dark side o the bitch’s character.
After you are introducedto the snatch and becomefamiliar with her as anexercise, you eventually see the dark side of the bitch’s character.
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Sometimes you beat the bar, and sometimesthe bar beats you.