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Published on Sep 7, 2017
In this episode Kettlebell Master of Sport, Mike Salemi (kettlebellllifestyle.com) breaks down the art of the kettlebell snatch. One of the most complex kettlebell movements can be divided into two types of drops.
How should you let the kettlebell drop?
The first relates more towards a hard style technique hinge based movement
- Kettlebell flipping over the top
- Little less technical
- If you're using this technique it can also go wrong in a lot of ways
- The further away from the body the more problematic
- If the timing is off, a lot of torque and pull on your back
- Shooting a basketball but keep the follow through close to the body
2nd type of drop
- Efficient as possible with the movement
- Corkscrewing the hand
- Unraveling vs finesse or soft cast
- Deflect and lean torso back
- Keeps the kettlebell closer to the midline
- Turn your palm up
- 45 degree angle into the heel of the palm
- Transition to the fingers
- Allow the elbow to bend and allow contact from upper arm to torso
- Before you feel any weight in the hands the arm should be fully straight
- With the snatch often the most limiting factor is the grip
- Common mistake is grabbing the bell too tight
- Make sure wrist is neutral, the elbow is fully straight and you've absorbed it with the torso at the right time