Hitting the Right Snatch Position

by Keira Newton on February 22, 2013

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This is Keira from dkb Fitness. Hitting the right snatch position is important for your RKC test. It’s common to make mistakes like jutting your head forward, or not taking your arm far enough back. This can make you fail , or set you up for a potential injury. In order to remedy those and other mistakes, watch the following video to learn my recommendations on how to hit the perfect top position for the snatch. It’s not just about strength – it’s about aligning yourself and hitting the position the correct way. Once you have the correct form, you’ll have half of this part of the test in the bag!

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About Keira Newton, Master RKC, Level 3 Z-Health, MCT: Keira first picked up a kettlebell in 2005 when her husband challenged her to stop laughing and start swinging. She stuck with the challenge when she realized that she could get an all-in-one workout in a fraction of the time she spent at the gym. Keira was convinced… Read more here.

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  • Mkatt

    Nice demo. A side view of the snatch rep would also be useful.

  • david

    It looks more like a swing catch than a traditional snatch type movement. What would be your difference in those that do more of a pull movement?

  • Mkatt,

    Great point. There is more to come, this is just to make sure the TOP postion of the snatch is correct. I haven’t made it to the whole the snatch movement yet. However, there are some snatch videos of me on my youtube account doing a side view if that helps.

  • David,

    What are you calling “traditional?’ There is a pull movement in the snatch, and your are right. It is not a swing movement. I will put up a side snatch video for you to look at, if you like?

  • David,

    What are you calling “traditional?’ There is a pull movement in the snatch, and your are right. It is not a swing movement. I will put up a side snatch video for you to look at, if you like?

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