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What is the difference between a power snatch and a snatch. On the WOD posted on 18SEP2012 it says 1 xp ower snatch and 1 x snatch, what is the difference?

Tom Carroll | 2012-09-18

the pulls are exactly the same, but the bar is received in an above parallel position for it to be a power snatch.....a full snatch is a snatch!!
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What do you mean by "above parallel position"?
Beau Burgener
When we talk about "above parallel", we are referring to the thighs in relation to the floor. Anything above parallel is a power snatch, and if you go below, it is a snatch.