3 Great Benefits to doing the Kettlebell Snatch

Last week I posted a video of myself training the Kettlebell Snatch with the 16kg.
I have been training the Kettlebell snatch for about 15 years and it has become one of my favorite exercises.












The Kettlebell snatch is one that takes a lot of practice and patience, but once perfected, it is an awesome exercise and has many benefits.

Here are the top 3 reasons why I highly recommend putting them into your training program!

  1. It is a Whole Body exerciseWith being a mom, wife, business owner and someone who needs to make sure they train to keep sane, I always look for the exercises that will give me the biggest bang for my buck. The Kettlebell snatch is certainly one of those. The exercise works the back, the shoulders, the chest, the core, the butt and the legs all in just 1 movement. I mean, really you cannot go wrong! It’s one of the best exercises you can do that will give you that sexy silhouette you are looking for.
  2. Great cardio benefitsEvery time I have Kettlebell snatch programmed into my training, I am breathing harder than if I had been sprinting at the track. And that is only doing the exercise for maybe 5-8 min, sometimes less. It really doesn’t take much for the exercise to get the heart rate going. Biggest reason is that it uses large amount of muscle groups and when you do it for an extended period of time, you get some amazing cardio benefits.
  3. Burns a lot of calories in a short period of time!As I said in benefit #1, I am pretty busy, as most of you are. And I know some days I only have a small window of time to train before I have to go on to my next task or play with my daughter after nap or before my husband gets home. I love that I can do this exercise, for even only 10 min, and because I’m using such large muscle groups, I burn a ton of calories. I’m all for finding exercises that burn the most calories in the shortest amount of time.

I really hope you look into adding the Kettlebell snatch into your training program.

I do want to also add that the kettlebell snatch is not an exercise that should be done on a whim. If you have never performed this movement, or have worked with someone but still can’t get it, please find someone in your area who has worked with KBs for a long time. I would even go as far as looking for referrals in your area. The KB snatch can be a harmful exercise if done wrong. If you are in the N Texas area, we would be happy to help you at Full Throttle Athletics!

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