The kettlebell snatch is a pretty intimidating exercise.
But once you get it, holy crap, it’s pretty powerful – both in execution and the results you get from a steady & consistent dose of snatches.
This is why I based my ReCOMP Program around the kettlebell snatch.
The good thing is that there’s a new (and better) way to learn to how to snatch.
Back in mid-August my wife completed and achieved her StrongFirst Level 1 Certification in Montreal, Canada.
Over the weekend I was able to reconnect with some of my SFG colleagues and we got to nerd out a bit.
Jon Engum (he’s a big deal the in KB world) and I got to talking and he showed me some new stuff.
Turns out we can make the snatch transition a lot smoother (and less “wrist bang-y”) by just adjusting a couple of coaching cues and modifying a couple of drills…
…specifically how you SWING the kettlebell prior to getting it over your head.
I tried it myself and it completely made sense.
And then I filmed a series of videos showing this to a few newer 1-on-1 clients and it seemed to “click” a lot faster than the old way I taught it.
So I did you a solid and put those videos into a mini-workshop below.
Just a word of warning… this page is still pretty raw. I wanted to get it out to you fast, so there aren’t many bells & whistles.
I’ll be adding to the page as the days/weeks go by.
But the videos are pretty clear on how to do the drills and apply them to your training, so I know you’ll still get a lot out of them.
Step 1 – Aligning Your 1 Arm Swing
Step 2 – The “Curl” Swing
Step 3 – The “What Up” Swing
Step 4 – The Eleven/One O'Clock Spear to Twelve O'Clock Finish
This video explains how to NOT “bang” your wrists when you snatch.