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    DrewG84 is offline Junior Member
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    Default Snatch - how to avoid pinching the palm?

    I'm having trouble with the kettlebell pinching my palm at the bottom of my snatch. I've tried what everyone calls "hooking" the bell, but naturally at the top of the snatch the bell falls into my palm, and then on the way down I can't avoid the handle pinching the top of my palm (right before my fingers). I can do snatches with workout gloves, but I'd like to try to do them with bare hands.

    Does anyone have any advice on how to improve my snatches to avoid pinching the palm at the bottom of the swing?

    Thanks,
    Drew

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    Some of it comes down to the length of your fingers. If you have shorted, thicker fingers it will be harder to catch the bell.
    This article has some pretty clear photos of what you should be trying to do.

    How to Change the Game: A Kettlebell Training article from Dragon Door Publications

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    Drew,

    Check out Jordan's video showing how to do the Kettlebell Snatch Drop & Catch.

    After that you might look at the rest of his instructional videos including many for basic snatch technique.

    Heh...looks like we were both posting at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0311bravo View Post
    Some of it comes down to the length of your fingers. If you have shorted, thicker fingers it will be harder to catch the bell.
    This article has some pretty clear photos of what you should be trying to do.

    How to Change the Game: A Kettlebell Training article from Dragon Door Publications
    And a superb article that one is for sure!
    Incidentally, can someone give me a link of the tapes that are used over the palm to prevent tears?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrewG84 View Post
    I'm having trouble with the kettlebell pinching my palm at the bottom of my snatch. I've tried what everyone calls "hooking" the bell, but naturally at the top of the snatch the bell falls into my palm, and then on the way down I can't avoid the handle pinching the top of my palm (right before my fingers). I can do snatches with workout gloves, but I'd like to try to do them with bare hands.

    Does anyone have any advice on how to improve my snatches to avoid pinching the palm at the bottom of the swing?

    Thanks,
    Drew
    The key is to get the handle from the palm to the fingers. My method is similar to Jordan's but with a different visualization. My steps are:
    1. Keep your hand open at the top. This keeps you from overgripping the bell.
    2. Let the elbow break. This keeps you from "casting" the bell and lets you tame the arc.
    3. hook your fingers at the top
    4. change the direction of the bell so that it is going towards your stomach without squeezing the bell. At this point the bell is in your hands, AND you are not relying on your arm to pull it towards you. Also, you are pulling the handle (small) around the bell (big) and not the other way around.
    5. drive your hips back to reload for the next snatch.

    This technique does a number of things:
    1. By passing the palm
    2. Tames the arc
    3. Makes the snatch hip-dominant instead of arm dominant.
    Faizal S. Enu, CFT/RKC/PBA
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