HOW TO SNATCH Learn the 7 Steps of the Snatch lift from U.S. Olympic & Team USA coach, Harvey Newton. We'll show you how to perform this lift safely and effectively. The snatch lift is the first of two competitive movements in the Olympic sport of weightlifting. There are three forms of snatch permitted in competition: 1) squat snatch, 2) split snatch, or 3) power snatch. A skilled weightlifter may generate 2,500 to 5,500 watts of power when performing a snatch, making the snatch a favorite exercise for those seeking to develop power to be used in other sports on the playing field or court. A great video for competitive weightlifters, Crossfit participants and strength coaches.