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Kettlebell Snatch

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

The kettlebell snatch is undoubtedly one of my favorite kettlebell exercises. The kettlebell snatch is a great full body dynamic exercise that can be performed in a wide variety of variations and fits well into a number of interesting kettlebell routines and combo exercises.

The page below lists some of the variations and combos we have come up with for the kettlebell snatch.

Basic Kettlebell Snatch Videos

Pavel Stejskal performing a basic kettlebell snatch with a 24 kg kettlebell.

Justin Belleme performing the basic kettlebell snatch from both the front and side views.

Kettlebell Snatch Variations

Kettlebell snatch with weighed free hand.

Walking kettlebell snatch.

Double arm kettlebell snatch.

The alternating double kettlebell snatch is one of the most challenging kettlebell exercises that I have ever done. Here is my kettlebell instructor, Pavel Stejskal performing the alternating double kettlebell snatch.

Kettlebell Snatch Combos and Routines

Pavel Stejskal performing the double kettlebell snatch with overhead shoulder press.

This exercises is one of the most difficult kettlebell exercises that I have ever attempted. My form is not perfect, but it is getting better.

Alternating Double Kettlebell Snatch

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

The double arm alternating kettlebell snatch is, in my opinion, one of the most challenging kettlebell exercises. In the above video, my kettlebell instructor Pavel Stejskal performs a set of this difficult kettlebell snatch variation.

This exercises takes on an interesting combination of strength, coordination and timing. When performed correctly the exercises takes on a rhythmic hopping motion. The biggest challenge of this exercises is getting enough momentum to drive the down kettlebell up while accepting the weight of the other kettlebell as it drops into the down position.