Besides being essential to staying alive, breathing plays an incredibly important role in movement. With relation to the kettlebell snatch, utilizing the proper anatomical breathing pattern will help you keep the right posture, relax, and prevent grip fatigue.
This video addresses how to manage rotation of the forearm on the snatch drop, and whether the thumb should point forward or backward. Comment below with your preference!
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Reaching My Kettlebell Snatch Potential
Since working with my coach Denis Vasilev when he came in San Diego in October, I’ve changed up my Snatch technique. While I have been snatching kettlebells since 2011, I’ve always hit a road block when it comes to the 20kg bell and above. I’ve competed with 20kg and 24kg, and have never hit a number even close to what I believe my true potential is. While I have made many changes to my technique over the past five years, I think I’ve FINALLY made the changes that will allow me to reach my potential over the next couple years.
This simple kettlebell snatch workout utilizes Kettlebell Sport snatch technique to challenge your grip endurance, leg strength, shoulder stability, and cardiovascular conditioning.
For help on the kettlebell snatch technique, watch my “Intro to the Kettlebell Sport snatch” video.
Check out these 2 videos of my student Gary snatching the 16kg kettlebell at 22-25rpm. Pay close attention to his drop on both sides – what difference do you see? (Answer at bottom)
Discover the key principles to snatching a kettlebell for competition kettlebell lifting – proper swing mechanics, hand position, and weight shift to avoid forearm fatigue and blisters.
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