The muscle snatch mimics the upper body movement during the third pull of the snatch. Perform a snatch without squatting to receive the bar: continue pulling the bar overhead, finishing in a standing position. The final movement does involve a push up on the bar. The lift is legitimate as long as the elbows never drop from their elevated position before pressing up.
WOD: Complete 3 rounds:
- 1 Muscle Clean to Push Press (try starting @ approx. 60% today's 5rm)
- 2 Muscle Cleans to 2 Push Presses
- 3 Muscle Cleans to 3 Push Presses...
and so on until you can not complete the progression.
*Once you fail, rest 3 minutes, decide if you went too heavy or too light, adjust the weight if need be and try to beat your previous rounds.
*Each muscle clean must start on the ground.