The Single Arm Dumbbell Snatch is a great movement to help increase power and strength throughout the body with a focus on the shoulders and back, while also activating the core.
Start with the dumbbell on the floor and your feet just outside the line of your hips. Bring your butt down to knee level and hinge forward slightly from the hips. Grab the dumbbell with an overhand grip and quickly pull it up to the ceiling while extending your knees and hips in one fluid motion. Keep the dumbbell close to your body and your core tight. As the dumbbell reaches its highest point quickly pull yourself underneath the weight and extend your arm. Finish with the dumbbell above your shoulder and stand up tall.
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