Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The kettlebell half-snatch

I picked this move up a while back while I was still doing my morning snatches. I found it to be less shocking first thing in the morning. Other benefits I have found include training the 'drop' portion of the jerk, and using the descent from the clean to practice the drop and catch snatch descent.
To my understanding this was originally the method used for snatching in GS, but it became a problem as the rest in the rack position allowed the competitor to basically go one forever. As hard as it is to believe, it made GS even more boring to watch.


  1. Nice clip Jordan. I will have to give the 32kg half snatch a try as I prepare for my 10 minute SSST.