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Double Kettlebell Outside Snatch Exercise

Double Kettlebell Outside Snatch Exercise

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June 19, 2016
Updated February 13, 2019
Category: Fitness

Double Kettlebell Outside Snatch Exercise


This This variation of the snatch will build shoulder and pulling strength while putting less stress on your lower back. Make sure you have perfected the single arm snatch variations before attempting the double snatch to keep yourself safe.

Step 1: Set up a pair of kettlebells about a foot in front of you wider than foot width.

Step 2: With a narrow stance hinge and slightly squat in order to grab the kettlebells while keeping a straight back.

Step 3: Explosively hike the kettlebells.

Step 4: Snap your hips and drive the kettlebells forward. As they start to pass your legs pull up hard while keeping the bells close to your body.

Step 5: As the bells pass your chest start rotating so that the kettlebells will be put into position to punch through at the top.

Step 6: Unravel the kettlebells into a downswing slightly further out in front of you than on the way up.

Step 7: Hike and repeat.

Tips and Safety: Exhale at the point of exertion and maintain a long spine throughout the movement. Keep a slightly loose grip to avoid tearing your hands or calluses. If you cannot safely unravel the bells another variation is to lower the bells down to rack and unravel from there. This will allow you to work the double snatch without having to worry about dropping the kettlebells from overhead. By starting the movement with a proud chest and shoulders higher than hips you set yourself up for a strong double snatch.

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