RTS Coaching: Snatch Grip RDL

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As I’ve mentioned numerous times in the past, I’m pretty vanilla as a coach.

I want to teach my athletes to squat, hinge, push, and pull – but I want them to do so with impeccable technique.

But just because I’m vanilla, doesn’t mean I’m unwilling to change.

Case and point – I’m a huge fan of the split-squat and lunge, but I’ve changed things up recently by using a low box variation to get even better results.

The RDL is another one of my favorite exercises, but I’ve since switched and am now using the snatch-grip variation more and more.

Why, you might ask?

Here’s why…

And just in case you want more RDL goodness, check out these two articles when you have time:

How to RDL

How NOT to RDL

Give the snatch-grip variation a shot next time you’re in the gym. I think you’ll love how it feels!

All the best

MR

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  1. When you are demonstrating grip width, you need to be facing the camera. We needed to see this from both the side and the front. I have no clue as to how wide your grip needs to be to take the lats out of the movement.

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