When you start Kettlebell Sport, it’s natural to get excited and want to expedite the process by picking up the heavy bells before you are ready.
Let me tell you why this is not a good idea…
First of all, your joints need time to build up the strength to support the heavy bells overhead – this takes time, and there are no shortcuts.Secondly, your mistakes with the light bells will only become magnified when you pick up a heavier bell. Your technique needs to be close to flawless with the light bell in order to move up!
Below is a short clip of the end of my 24kg snatch training set today. As you can see, my back is starting to round and there is too much space between my arm and my body.
It’s taken me 3+ years to pick up the green bell and guess what? My technique with the 20kg still needs refinement before I can hit the numbers I want with 24kg.
Let this be a reminder to you that it’s never wrong to take a few steps back and refine technique with the light bells!
Have you ever had to take a step back in order to move forward?
I’m still accepting snatch videos if you want your free critique!