Single-Arm Kettlebell Snatch

The single-arm kettlebell snatch increases power throughout the entire body, targeting the upper back and shoulders for strength and stability.


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    Standing in a partial squat with your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart, hold a kettlebell in one hand with an overhand grip. Allow your arm to hang straight down in front of your body so the kettlebell is between your legs.
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    Explode up out of the squat and drive the kettlebell up overhead. As it reaches your shoulders, rotate your hand and continue to punch up. Catch the kettlebell directly overhead with your arm completely straight. Pause, then return to the starting position.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Control the kettlebell throughout the exercise so it does not slam into your arm at the top of the movement.
  • Keep the kettlebell close to your body throughout the exercise.
  • Focus on lifting with your hips, not your arms.