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Olympifit Snatch by Bob Pavone app review: take lessons from a champion

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Introduction

How would you like to know how to snatch, and not just in a beginner's kind of way, but like a true champion? That's exactly what the Olympifit Snatch by Bob Pavone app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone allows you to do. The app takes you through each of the steps required in order to perform the snatch, by Bob Pavone, who is a world champion. You’re given a handful of features and tools to enhance the user experience and ensure you fully understand the steps required.

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Olympifit Snatch by Bob Pavone

Free

Perfecting the Technique of Snatch

For those unfamiliar with the weightlifting term of snatch it means that you are able to lift the barbell from the ground to the overhead position all in one continuous and fluid motion. This is of course very hard to master and there are proper steps/techniques that should be followed. The Olympifit Snatch by Bob Pavone app will help users by going through the practice step-by-step so that you perform it safely and properly. You are taken through these steps by Bob Pavone who has competed in the World Masters Olympic Weightlifting, the World Championships Olympic Weightlifting, and coached athletes in the Olympic, Commonwealth, and World Games. Pavone has more than 40 years’ worth of experience under his belt.

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The app hasn't been updated in quite some time with its last update happening over a year ago when a bug was fixed. The app doesn't have a customer rating or any customer comments at this time.

The steps are well laid out
The steps are well laid out

The Learning Experience

The Olympifit Snatch by Bob Pavone is a teaching aid that takes you through the steps you need. When you first launch the app you are treated to a simple tutorial that takes you through the app's navigation and features. When you are ready to begin you are taken to the main menu of steps. Each one can be clicked on and you’ll be able to see the movement being performed from two different angles as a video. There are also written instructions. You can pause any time in the video. You can also adjust the playback speed of the video and choose either normal or slow. You can also zoom in so that the video appears as full screen.

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This app’s one downfall is with its looks, everything feels a bit run-of-the mill. It would be great to see the quality of the video enhanced.

Follow along with the video instructions
Follow along with the video instructions

Olympifit Snatch by Bob Pavone

Free

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Follow along with the steps through videos
  • The steps are all taught by a World Champion
  • You can slow down the video playback and pause it
  • Zoom in to see the video in full screen mode

Cons

  • The quality of the video isn’t great; the image could be sharpened

Full screen mode
Full screen mode

Final Words

The Olympifit Snatch by Bob Pavone app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone makes it possible for you to train like a true athlete thanks to this user-friendly offering. All the videos are easy to follow along with and before long you’ll be mastering this technique.

 

Olympifit Snatch by Bob Pavone

Free
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