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    collegekettlebell is offline Junior Member
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    Default Breathing on snatches

    I've gotten into kettlebells the past few months and own Pavel's "then naked warrior" I'm pretty new to the kettlebell world.

    I'm trying to understand what the proper breathing for snatches is. When do you inhale/ exhale? is there more than one right way to do it? Thanks!

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    Inhale sharply on the hike back, exhale sharply starting near the top. Don't let all your air out. Keep some pressure in your abdomen to help protect your back. Pavel says to do it through your nose to improve the pressurization. I choose to do it through my teeth, only because I have sinus issues and I prefer to not aggravate that tissue if I can help it.

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    Same as above, I sniff on the way down (through nose for me, but no sinus issues), sharp exhale near the top (through the mouth).

    A good cue I think I got from Jordan's videos was to shorten the front of the abdomen (distance from bottom of rib cage to pubic bone) while still "bracing for a punch". This combo generates a nice-sized exhale (as noted, not all air out) while keeping my back safe.

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    thanks for the help guys!

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