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    vivuscraig is offline Junior Member
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    Default Transition from 16k snatch to 24k snatch

    I was wondering if anyone could offer some advice about the best way to transition to the 24kg snatch.

    Now I can successfully snatch the 24 kg bell but after a few reps i find that the weight of the bell seems to lengthen my arc and I end up going too deep between my legs. We all know that means back pain.

    Perhaps some of you could offer some tips that would help me control my arc on this larger bell.

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    Tuck your elbow into your belly quickly and it will shorten your downswing. Check out pat Flynn on you tube. That's were i learned it and it works wonders!

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    You could try the half snatch for awhile. In case you don't know the half snatch just means bringing the bell back down to the rack and then through the legs to snatch it up. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by truckie16 View Post
    You could try the half snatch for awhile. In case you don't know the half snatch just means bringing the bell back down to the rack and then through the legs to snatch it up. Good luck.
    Second. The half snatch is a great lift, and is often overlooked. Snatch it, drop it to the rack, drop it from there like a clean, then snatch it again.
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    Great suggestions! Thanks.

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    Post a video of yourself and let us as a community analyse it and put you in the right direction. This usually produces the best results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vivuscraig View Post
    I was wondering if anyone could offer some advice about the best way to transition to the 24kg snatch.

    Now I can successfully snatch the 24 kg bell but after a few reps i find that the weight of the bell seems to lengthen my arc and I end up going too deep between my legs. We all know that means back pain.

    Perhaps some of you could offer some tips that would help me control my arc on this larger bell.
    You have good suggestions so far. I will say that I see the following snatch flaw from people who do a lot of maxVO2 and/or light snatches: They initiate the drop with the palm facing forward.

    Why is this a problem? Because with the palm facing forward, the crook of the arm pointing inwards. This means that your first movement is casting the arm forward instead of breaking the elbow. This pushes the bell away from you. Bring the bell into the rack, then getting out of the way, fixes that form error.

    This is an error that you can get away with with light snatches, but will kill you with heavy or double snatches.
    Faizal S. Enu, CFT/RKC/PBA
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    The heavier 24kg snatch is definitly a different animal than 16kg.
    I agree with Faizal in that you can get away with minor technique issues with with the 16kg but the heavier the KB gets leverages and strength demands change making you to have to adjust.
    Lots of swings with a heavier KB would help you get acclimated to using heavier KB's.
    You could also practice low rep snatch sets with your 24kg and add a rep when you feel solid with X number of reps.
    You may also want to have an RKC check your technique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kettlebell Fever Ltd View Post
    Post a video of yourself and let us as a community analyse it and put you in the right direction. This usually produces the best results.

    J.
    Thanks James for suggestion. For those interested, here is my current snatch with my 16kb bell. I do appreciate any critique of form.

    Here is a link to my video on youtube.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDEwNweLoGo

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    Everyone,
    I do appreciate the willingness of everyone to help a fellow "comrad"

    All the feedback has been excellent.

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