Firefighter Fitness Bulletin: Muscle Snatch

Another variant of the snatch barbell movement, the muscle snatch has no bend of the knee to squat under the bar, helping to strengthen the upper back and rotator cuff. Chris Brennan demonstrates the movement in this week's fitness bulletin and provides a sample workout.

Download this week's exercise bulletin as a PDF HERE and share it with fellow firefighters.

For more information about firefighter fitness and similar issues, visit Also, consider Michael Krueger's monthly fitness columns on Fire Life, such as "Pet Peeves."

Chris Brennan: Fitness tips from the Fire Service WarriorCHRISTOPHER BRENNAN is a 14-year fire service veteran, a firefighter in the suburbs of Chicago, and the president of Spartan Concepts, Inc. He is a field instructor with the Illinois Fire Service Institute and has contributed articles to Fire Engineering. He maintains the Web site He is the author of Readiness The Combat Position: Achieving Firefighter (Fire Engineering, 2011).


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