Kettlebell Kings Presents: The Kettlebell Sport Snatch

We received a lot of really positive feedback and interest from our first post introducing people to Kettlebell Sport so we are breaking it down into a series to help you learn more and give you resources if you are interested in getting started.

Brittany van Schravendijk is going to work with us on creating a few different sub posts about the different aspects of Kettlebell Sport for those interested. Today, Brittany is going to show us the Kettlebell Sport Snatch. The ‘Snatch’ in kettlebell sport is different from the swings you might have previously learned.

The Basics of Kettlebell Sport:

– endurance kettlebell lifting, lifters have 10 minutes to complete as many reps as possible
– efficiency and technique are important to maintain energy throughout set

The Benefits:

1) great goals to motivate your workouts
2) blend of strength, endurance, balance and coordination in one workout equals efficiency
3) build amazing mental tenacity, the carries over to other aspects of life

In the video below, Brittany goes over The Kettlebell Sport Snatch, the lifts which lifters compete in and more! We believe this is how you can take your workouts to the next level and reach ANY fitness goal you have!

The snatch is arguably the most technical of all Kettlebell Sport lifts, but do not let that scare you! That is why we are creating this post, to help break it down for you.

The Principles of the Kettlebell Sport Snatch:

The Pricinples:

1) first, make sure you have watched the Intro to the Kettlebell Swing
2) apply the pricinples of the kettlebell sport swing to give the bell momentum with the double knee bend so it goes upward before even starting the snatch movement
3) your grip needs to be fairly loose at the top of the swing so you can direct the bell to the overhead position by pulling your shoulder back and ‘punching’ your hand up
4) open your fingers early enough during the ‘swing’ portion so the bell can flip over and you can fully insert your hand
5) MOST IMPORTANT, being able to ‘drop’ the bell so it does tear or blister your hand, Brittany goes over the principles of this
6) counter balance the weight of the bell

Visit KettlebellKings.com/kettlebell-sport-series to see the equipment that Brittany and other world record holders train with!

Brittany is a Master of Sport, World Record Holder, and National Record Holder in Kettlebell Sport. She learned how to lift kettlebells at one of the top Kettlebell Sport gyms in the United States, Ice Chamber, which has produced seven female Master of Sport lifters to date (Brittany is the most recent one).

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Visit KettlebellKings.com/kettlebell-sport-series to see the equipment that Brittany and other world record holders train with!