Steve, that is quite a compliment, and also extremely encouraging! (It was a lot harder figuring out how to post the video here than it was to do a few snatches of course, haha! My daughter helped me with that.)@Kozushi, a fine beginning. I recommend you slow way down, doing 6-10 reps per minute and finding your good overhead position. And/or put a bell overhead and walk around a bit. Your lockout position should be closer to straight up and down.
The weight itself looks like a toy - you'll no doubt be snatching somewhere between 32 and 48 kg if you decide to keep working on the movement.
Love this.I started S&S back in early 2016. It works. I find myself physically and spiritually capable of a whole lot of things I wasn't aware I was capable of.
Get your overhead position sorted out first. If you get it right, really right with a heavy enough weight, a truly heavy weight will be there for you when the time comes.I'll add that I might then just move up to the 28kg if I'm doing lower volume / less intensity.
Yes, thank you for the comments. I know my form is off, the question is mainly what to do about it. Steve Frieds is telling me to focus on getting the bell straight up overhead, which I am not doing yet. It may be that with this "tweak" the rest should fall into place.The 24 kg bell looks like it is very light for you. You are strong.
Your form, to me, does look off though. I shouldnt comment because I am not a qualified trainer. But it almost looks like your form is more fluid like GS vs Hardstyle. If you do an internet search and compare the two styles of swings/snatches, you might see what I mean.
It might also be that the bell is so light for you that you dont need much hip snap to propel it.
Yes. I'll get those up soon.
Would you be willing to show us your kb dead lift and your 1arm/2arm swing?
I'm also more waiting for the experts to chime in. I'd doubt I lack shoulder mobility as I do TGUs and kendo swings every day.I'm definitely not an expert, but it would be interesting to see a video of your press. To me it seems that you lack shoulder and/or thoracic mobility (and compensate by extending your back; your ears, shoulders and hips don't line up vertically). But it might be a technique issue (and a video of your press would show the lockout in a different light) or I could be totally wrong. Hopefully someone wiser will chime in.
The deadlift is with a 48kg and the1 hand swings with a 32kg. The camera angle is a bit weird though for the swings. It looks like I'm not getting the bell up to shoulder height, but I am, of course.
Grand merci!@Kozushi, the body positions of hinge and plank in the deadlift and swing should look very similar. Yours are quite different. Your deadlift is good but I would suggest a bit more "hips back" and a little less knee bend. Not much, just a little bit more... so that you feel a stretch and loading sensation in the hamstrings. I would add more tension in the standing position, also: abs, glutes, quads, and lats. Then, your swing should be the same. Currently your legs are barely moving in your swing. Add some knee bend with your hinge (while the hips are moving back) and see how much more power you have when you forcefully move to a standing plank! The standing plank can be better with the swing as well... You should look basically like the deadlift with a straight body, though there may be a slight backward lean from the ankles to counterbalance the kettlebell. I'd suggest getting the plank dialed in with your swings, then try to find that with your snatches.
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