And why you might want to be too.
While the kettlebell swing is the workhorse of kettlebell training, the snatch is definitely the king.
Multiple studies have shown that for cardiovascular capacity, the kettlebell snatch is the big boy on the block. Nothing really compares with it, especially in the kettlebell world.
Unfortunately, it’s also a very technical movement. While it’s easier to learn than a barbell snatch such as they do at the Olympics, it’s still not exactly a “Day One” movement.
But why am I spending the next little while focused on the kettlebell snatch above all other movements?
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Just how much conditioning do you get out of traditional kettlebell training?
I’ve written before that kettlebells are great for conditioning, but I haven’t really supported that. Not scientifically, at least, and it’s time I fixed that.
However, like almost everything with regard to kettlebells, the science is a little muddled. Part of that is due to design, but is that all there is?
Let’s take a look at see.
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A few days ago, I was reading something where a trainer was talking about how training should be approached a little like a job.
He wasn’t saying that you need to train eight hours per day or anything of the sort. Instead, he was trying to say that sometimes, you just have to do the training, even if it’s not particularly fun.
Of course, this hit me like a ton of bricks considering what I’d written last week and what I was then spending my weekend trying to do. After all, I wasn’t having fun. Was I wrong?
Then I did some thinking and remembered one very important thing. I remembered that if you hate your job, you find a new one, and that’s all I did.
After only one day of training with this new system, I have to say that so far, so good.
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