Hard & Soft-Style Kettlebell Snatching — Try it Both Waysby Jen Sinkler
Previously we discussed the benefits of including both hard- and soft-style kettlebell training in your exercise repertoire. As a refresher, the hard-style technique is a great way to build muscle and increase overall strength through explosive movement. Soft-style kettlebell training focuses more on increasing endurance through a focus on efficient movement and longer aerobic training.
If you’re interested in a discussion of the difference between a hard- and soft-style swing, check out last week’s newsletter for a video of my friend and kettlebell master, Jessica DiBiase, who provided a demo of the soft-style kettlebell swing.
The Kettlebell Snatch
This week, let’s talk snatchin’. The hard-style snatch is, much like its swing counterpart, a punch of power, whereas the soft-style snatch is a swervy, spiraling journey. Both build stability of the shoulder girdle and impressive core strength.
Again, check out the diff.
If you have the mobility to lift overhead safely, try them them both and notice how your body responds differently to them. Both can be great components to incorporate in your overall training regimen, and the soft-style snatch is fantastic for long sets.
Like…really long sets, upwards of 10 minutes, in competitions and some training sessions.
More Kettlebell Goodness
Interested in learning more about both of these techniques? Just a reminder that Jess and I will be teaching a full-day kettlebell seminar at the end of October in College Station, Texas. Join us at Piranha Fitness Studio on October 27th for all the kettlebell goodness you can handle. Early bird registration ends TODAY, September 27th and gets you in for $299 (price rises to $399 after that). Click HERE to register now. We’d love to see you there!
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