KBell Snatch: A&A, Q&D, ...?

Harald Motz

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I was watching the videos posted by @Harald Motz , above, and it seems like he is gripping/squeezing the bell on the downward swing. So maybe it is ok. I'm worried my palm-skin will get ripped up.
good observation Eric. When I snatch heavy I grip the hell out of the bell with plenty of chalk. The handle is deep into my palm and I 'overgrip' it. The handle in the hook of the fingertips thing has its limits: usually the weight that can be used, definitely makes sense to learn it from the start and using it on the snatch test.

I want as much grip as I can, to snatch powerfully. When the grip is questiobable it does nothing good to the mechanics of the snatch.

And don't worry about your skin: it will rip at some point. It can happen that every repeat the hands hold up nicely, and then on the next out of a sudden...ripped. Some skin abuse is just part of the A+A snatch business.

It seems you really enjoy the process and make nice progress. Like it should be. Good stuff.
 

william bad butt

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good observation Eric. When I snatch heavy I grip the hell out of the bell with plenty of chalk. The handle is deep into my palm and I 'overgrip' it. The handle in the hook of the fingertips thing has its limits: usually the weight that can be used, definitely makes sense to learn it from the start and using it on the snatch test.

I want as much grip as I can, to snatch powerfully. When the grip is questiobable it does nothing good to the mechanics of the snatch.

And don't worry about your skin: it will rip at some point. It can happen that every repeat the hands hold up nicely, and then on the next out of a sudden...ripped. Some skin abuse is just part of the A+A snatch business.

It seems you really enjoy the process and make nice progress. Like it should be. Good stuff.
Thanks Harald! Yes, so far I am really enjoying the workouts. Right now with A&A and my strength training, at 40 yrs old, I am feeling great! Likely in my prime! And hopefully still increasing!

Regards,

Eric
 
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