Not everyone likes a snatch it’s true 🙀. Maybe it’s because it’s one of the most physically challenging and technical movements to perform with a kettlebell, but once you’ve mastered it you’ll see huge benefits in your strength, power, conditioning and overall fitness.
- Start with the kettlebell on the ground between your feet. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, toes pointing slightly outward.
- Hinge at your hips and grip the kettlebell handle with one hand. Your knees should be slightly bent, and your back should be straight.
- Drive through your heels and explosively extend your hips to swing the kettlebell up to shoulder height.
- As the kettlebell swings up, rotate your wrist and punch your hand through the handle to catch the kettlebell at the top of its arc, with your arm fully extended overhead.
- As you catch the kettlebell, quickly tuck your elbow into your side and drop down into a quarter squat to absorb the weight of the kettlebell.
- Stand back up and repeat
- Keep your core tight throughout the movement to maintain a stable spine and prevent injury.
- Use your legs and hips to generate power, rather than relying solely on your arm and shoulder.
- Keep your shoulder packed down and away from your ear to avoid shoulder impingement.
- Practice with a lighter kettlebell and focus on perfecting your technique before progressing to heavier weights.
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