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Breathing Series Part 3: Kettlebell Snatch

Backswing – Exhale to get a longer back swing and relax shoulder and hand.

Upward swing – Inhale to lift chest as bell sweeps up.

Overhead lockout – Exhale as you catch the bell in lockout.

Turn and drop – Inhale to inflate chest and prevent rounding of the back as the arm and bell drop down to meet the body.

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Free Kettlebell Snatch Coaching

Snatch is arguably the most most challenging Kettlebell Sport event. Coaching an athlete to snatch requires a deep understanding of the technique and physics that come into play during the lift – a skill that can only be acquired through lots of doing and watching!

Here I’ve compiled some slo mo videos of my students and analyzed their lifting to help you figure out what to look for when coaching yourself and others:
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The Basic Principle that Guarantees A Breakthrough

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During my Snatch training set tonight, I had a breakthrough. I’m not going into the exact details of what it was – just a nuance of technique – but afterward I felt happy, energized, and motivated to train even harder in the days to come.

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West Coast Classic 2015 Recap

Let me start by saying that the Kettlebell Sport community is amazing – the support from the lifters and spectators at the West Coast Classic 2015 was unbelievable! This is truly a sport that opens its arms to new lifters, and this competition was a great first GS experience for all of my KOR Strength athletes.

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