Thursday

The Snatch Challenge (or 1 Arm Swing)

The SNATCH (OR 1 ARM SWING) CHALLENGE

#TheSnatchChallenge

This years Snatch Challenge will be hosted on the Breaking Muscle site. Tune in here and have fun! 



Updated Challenge called 

The 21 Day Kettlebell Challenge is hosted here on Breaking Muscle

https://breakingmuscle.com/category/tags/21-day-kettlebell-challenge

For those just tuning in, I want you to pay attention to the slow motion part of the video.
If you're looking to refine your snatch notice a few things here.

1. The depth of my back swing. Notice how the kettlebell is completely on the other side of my body, but my shoulders and lats are still engaged.

2. Take inventory of what my hand and Arm do at the top of the movement. This is essentially the end of the snatch and the "rest" position. On a side note: Make sure you can do lots of waiter walks with a perfect lockout before attempting your snatch journey.

3. Watch what my elbow does on the downward movement. It bends on the way up and down to control the arc of the kettlebells.

4. Last thing for now 😳Keep a nice slow pace yourself at first! When doing high reps, don't rush and get them done as fast as possible when first embarking on higher reps or a new weight you're not use to. Ease in to it or your hands and heart rate may suffer.


Getting the 60 Snatches done for Day 9 of #thesnatchchallenge . I had to pull myself away from getting the release ready for my 2 Brand New Kettlebell Workouts! Lots of work but worth it! Yippee! Finally! # For those just tuning in, I want you to pay attention to the slow motion part of the video.  If you're looking to refine your snatch notice a few things here.  1. The depth of my back swing. Notice how the kettlebell is completely on the other side of my body, but my shoulders and lats are still engaged.  # 2. Take inventory of what my hand and Arm do at the top of the movement. This is essentially the end of the snatch and the "rest" position. On a side note: Make sure you can do lots of waiter walks with a perfect lockout before attempting your snatch journey. # 3. Watch what my elbow does on the downward movement. It bends on the way up and down to control the arc of the kettlebell. # 4. Last thing for now 😳Keep a nice slow pace at first! When doing high reps, don't rush and get them done as fast as possible when first embarking on higher reps or a new weight you're not use to. Ease in to it or your hands and heart rate may suffer.  # Happy Snatching. Join in the 21 Day Kettlebell Swing or Snatch @breakingmuscle  It's not too late! #laurenbrooksfitness #kettlebellsnatches #kettlebellswings #kettlebellworkouts
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It's similar to challenge last year, which is posted below but different rep schemes and more videos will be posted throughout.


You can view tips below about snatches.


NOTE: Directions below is from last years challenge. Make sure to click link above to join in on this years 2017 challenge.


DIRECTIONS: Follow the ladder performing each rep per side. Pick a comfortable size kettlebell. The challenge will be an increase in reps by the end. For example Week 1, day 1,  5 reps per side, 4 reps per side, 3 reps per side, 2 reps per side, 1 reps per side etc... View video sample below with instructions. You can set the bell down in between or you can complete all of the reps in one go. 

POST your progress using hashtag #thesnatchchallenge. Video, text, photo. You can also post privately in the Lauren Brooks Fitness challenge Facebook group. Let the fun begin!





WEEK 1

Day 1 5 | 4 | 3 | 2 | 1 = 30

Day 2 6 | 5 | 4 | 3 | 2 = 40

Day 3  7 | 6 | 5 | 4 | 3 = 50

Day 4  MOBILITY/REST

Day 5  8 | 7 | 6 | 5 | 4 = 60

Day 6  9 | 8 | 7 | 6 | 5 = 70

Day 7  MOBILITY/REST



WEEK 2

Day 1  6 | 5 | 4 | 3 | 2 | 1 = 42

Day 2  7 | 6 | 5 | 4 | 3 | 2 = 54

Day 3  8 | 7 | 6 | 5 | 4 | 3 = 66

Day 4         MOBILITY/REST

Day 5  9 | 8 | 7 | 6 | 5 | 4 = 78

Day 6 10 | 9 | 8 | 7 | 6 | 5 = 90

Day 7          MOBILITY/REST


WEEK 3

Day 1 7 | 6 | 5 | 4 | 3 | 2  = 54

Day 2 8 | 7 | 6 | 5 | 4 | 3 = 66

Day 3 9 | 8 | 7 | 6 | 5 | 4  = 78

Day 4   MOBILITY/REST

Day 5  10 | 9 | 8 | 7 | 6 | 5 = 90

Day 6 10 | 10 | 9 | 8 | 7 | 6 = 100

Day 7 MOBILITY/REST


SAMPLE OF WEEK 2 | DAY 2 | WITH AN EXTRA REP ON EACH SIDE AT THE END.











 Snatch Instructions (clip from Kettlebell Workshop DVD)

 



POST your progress using hashtag #thesnatchchallenge. Video, text, photo. You can also post privately in the Lauren Brooks Fitness challenge Facebook group. Let the fun begin!




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