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The Kettlebell Snatch

The Kettlebell Snatch is just one of those exercises that can leave many feeling frustrated. There’s a lot going on with these. ⁣

I’m a huge fan of this exercise for people who are able to safely carry a bell vertically over head with a full elbow lock out. I’m also a huge fan when the student can keep their wrist straight and have an understanding of the handle placement.⁣

𝐈 𝐝𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐧𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐞-𝐫𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐦𝐞𝐭.⁣

𝐏𝐫𝐞-𝐫𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡 ⁣
1. 1 Arm Swing ⁣
2. Hand 2 Hand Swing ⁣
3. Clean - demonstrating a straight wrist with no banging and proper hand placement ⁣
4. Pressing the bell over head vertically with a full elbow lockout. ⁣
5. Partial 1 Arm High Pull⁣

Once these can be performed well, it’s time to begin learning the elements of the snatch. ⁣

𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐊𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐥𝐞𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐬𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡?⁣

A snatch is essentially a 1 Arm swing w…

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