Derek Toshner is a StrongFirst Certified Master Instructor. He also has his degree in Exercise Science and is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Derek is a former track athlete, having run at the USA Olympic Team & USA World Team Trials in the 400m hurdles, as well as earning ten All-American honors (five being national titles) in college. He has won the Tactical Strength Challenge 14 times and has coached more individual winners than he has personally won.
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Meet the Machine.
A state-of-the art mobility sequence.
Get loose and ready to rumble.
A snatch is a clean that ends overhead.
Lay a foundation for a perfect snatch.
Because strong presses make confident snatches.
In addition to accelerating your skill development, these cool drills will add muscle to your shoulders and upper back thanks to a unique type of loading.
Next, behold the magic of the next generation of snatch technique and instruction…
…A “trampoline” launch… A new way to tame the arc… Subtleties of an effortless lockout… Free arm action for speed… Breathe like a machine… Pace like a pro… Put it all together… Avoid common mistakes… Follow along and reap ...
There is more than one way to grip the bell when snatching.
Which one is right for you?
Boring as an oil change on a car—and just as essential.
Amp your performance with sophisticated breathing techniques: Match the breathing intensity to the snatch intensity… 30/60/90 drill… Double the number of breaths per rep—while staying hard style… Recovery breathing, standard and emergency…
A snatch is a snatch—but the timing and some other variables will change when you are orchestrating different metabolic events and adaptations.
Pay attention to the technique differences between A+A/AXE and Q&D snatches to get a total package of “what-the-hell effec...
A complete guide to turning a grueling StrongFirst certified kettlebell instructor test into a walk in the park.
Techniques, tactics, planning, mistakes to avoid, and how to stay cool as a cucumber.
Putting up insane numbers in 5min demands a special high speed technique and a unique blend of toughness and relaxation.
Let a 14x TSC champion give you the exact blueprint to success.
May you snatch fast and live long.
When you are ready to venture into old-time strongmen’s territory: Dead muscle snatch… Dead power snatch… Power snatch variations… Hang snatch… Split snatch… Secrets of heavy snatching… Lethal grace shall be your reward.