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Kettlebell Snatch



Straddle kettlebell with feet slightly wider apart than shoulder width. Squat down with arm extended downward between legs and grasp kettlebell handle with overhand grip. Position shoulder over kettlebell with taut low back and trunk close to vertical.


Pull kettlebell up off floor by extending hips and knees. Once kettlebell is off of ground, vigorously raise shoulder above kettlebell while keeping it between knees. Jump upward extending body. Elevate shoulder and pull kettlebell upward and forward. Aggressively pull body under kettlebell. Catch kettlebell at arm's length while moving into squat position. As soon as kettlebell is caught on locked out arm in squat position, squat up into standing position with kettlebell overhead.


Lower kettlebell to front of shoulder by bending arm to side. Drop kettlebell forward and swing kettlebell downward while squating down with taut lower back and trunk close to vertical. Set kettlebell on floor between feet and repeat. Continue with opposite arm.


Do not jerk weight from floor; arise steadily then accelerate. Keep wrist straight during catch and arm extended. Also, keep arm close to body when kettlebell is lowered down to side of shoulder. The snatch is one coordinated, continuous movement executed with speed. A deeper squat position may be utilized when receiving kettlebell overhead.


 Utility: Power
 Mechanics: Compound
 Force: Pull

Force (Articulation)



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