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Yes, some similarities for sure, and the heavier it is, the more there are, but also, so many differences! Here's my heavy KB snatch 32kg, and my barbell snatch 85 lb / 38kg... kettlebell uses elastic recoil at the bottom to re-snatch, kettlebell is conducive to reps in a set, kettlebell is one hand, kettlebell starts higher, kettlebell must be caught at the top whereas with barbell, you squat under it. Barbell snatch has first pull, second pull, third pull (under the bar), recovery. I can do the kettlebell snatch much better and am fairly advanced with that weight whereas that's a beginner weight for barbell snatch.... But I've done an estimated 10,000 kettlebell snatches and only a few hundred barbell snatches, so I have a long way to go yet! It's surprising they even have the same name... But I guess the idea is "from bottom position to overhead in one uninterrupted movement" so that criteria does fit both.
True enough Anna! Very different as well ss similar, thanks for sharing your videos, your 32kg kb snatches looks how mine feels (I’ve yet to video myself with that weight) needing to squat more like we mentioned. I’ve never barbell snatched but can tell from watching and from many comments its very technical and time intensive to master and why I wouldn’t go there myself preferring minimalist equipment approach of callisthenics and kbs but still very interesting to see the comparison by the same person, thanks!