Volleyball Training Tip Day 13: Landmine Split Jerk as a Substitution for Dumbbell Snatch

Great thought on this very thing this morning by @natevank19 and @notmarksanchez , so I figure now would be a good time for this.

We don’t Dumbbell or barbell Snatch volleyball. Going overhead, with velocity, doesn’t seem like a great idea with athletes that have cranky shoulders and may not have the best overhead mobility.

Instead, we use the Landmine Split Jerk, which is one of the bigger changes/additions we’ve made to the strength program in the last 12-18 months. The movement essentially fills the same bucket at Dumbbell Snatching would with other teams/athletes, making it a simple and logical replacement with Volleyball.

As Nate and Marco said,

✔️ Quick learning curve

✔️ Tends to keep athletes out of excessive low back compensation, something you’ll see going overhead with athletes that don’t possess the required overhead mobility

✔️ Uni-Lateral power output, similar to a Dumbbell Snatch

✔️ Extremely safe

Programming Advice ➡️ we typically perform the same sets and reps as we would when Dumbbell Snatching, which is 3 sets of 2-5 reps per side.

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