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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.⁣

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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. ⁣

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A snatch is essentially a 1 Arm swing with a slight Pull back to a punch, to a graceful overhead lock out position with a pause. On the way back it’s a drop with a slight elbow bend in to a powerful back swing. You control the bell the entire time. Rinse and repeat.⁣

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A high one arm swing until the bell flips around your hand and bashes you in the wrist. There is no flip in the snatch. There is no guess work. On the way down it’s not a flip off the top and a straight back swing yanking on your neck and shoulder. Your snatching days will not last long If this is how you’re currently snatching.⁣

Spend time watching the slowed down parts of both side and front views of these videos. ⁣

This month I’ll be releasing a snatch workshop for members of Lauren’s Playground. The doors have closed. We have a ton of other programs and videos in the mean time you can find right here.

Happy Snatching! Happy Sunday! Hope this helps!⁣

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