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    It's a functional movement screen. Basically a mobility check.
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    about the callouses on your fingers...you sound like you may have gotten the concept of a hook grip where it jumps past the callouses at the base of your fingers but are still putting that into your fingers. it's a bit of a timing issue. catch the bell after it has finished rotating in free fall and you'll get next to zero where and tear

    as for the smacking the bells on your forearms...from what i've seen and this is just a generalization...punch sooner then you think you have to
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    [QUOTE=WestKB;601445]I'm having problems achieving the "perfect" snatch. I'm able to snatch the bell with both arms for reps, but it still doesn't feel quite right. I still have a slight banging of the forearm, nothing major but it seems like it could be improved. I'm getting calluses at the base of my fingers that I would rather do without. Any ideas?

    It sounds like you are gripping too tight. Imagine your hand just as a guide for the bell. With a strong hip drive the bell should be moving up with very little effort from the arm/shoulder and beat the bell to the top with your hand. Punch through quickly. The tighter you keep your range of motion the better. That helped me! Chronicles of strength site has some good vids. I've been callouses tear free for 7months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestKB View Post
    I'm having problems achieving the "perfect" snatch. I'm able to snatch the bell with both arms for reps, but it still doesn't feel quite right. I still have a slight banging of the forearm, nothing major but it seems like it could be improved. I'm getting calluses at the base of my fingers that I would rather do without. Any ideas? Are there different progressions I should try besides the high-pull system outlined in Pavel's book? Perhaps a video of solutions to common snatch issues?
    How about tracking down a local RKC for one or more one-on-one training sessions? At the very least, posting a video of you performing the snatch, and from more than one angle, would help here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveFreides View Post
    How about tracking down a local RKC for one or more one-on-one training sessions? At the very least, posting a video of you performing the snatch, and from more than one angle, would help here.

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    He did post a video:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Perry RKC View Post
    I read that and would recommend it too anyone interested in snatching kettlebells. Excellent article

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve W. View Post
    He did post a video:

    Evaluate My Snatch Technique
    Ah, OK.

    You need to tame the arc more. The Kettlebell is still moving backwards as you come to the lockout and that's never good. Keep it closer to your body and finish with a quick punch up.

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    You aren't punching through at the top at all - the bell flops back over your hand and rocks your arm and shoulder on every rep. That will hurt A LOT w. a heavier bell.

    Similarly, on the drop, pull the bell down, initiating w. a break at the elbow. This will keep the bell and your arm closer to your body, "taming the arc".

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestKB View Post
    I'm having problems achieving the "perfect" snatch. I'm able to snatch the bell with both arms for reps, but it still doesn't feel quite right. I still have a slight banging of the forearm, nothing major but it seems like it could be improved. I'm getting calluses at the base of my fingers that I would rather do without. Any ideas? Are there different progressions I should try besides the high-pull system outlined in Pavel's book? Perhaps a video of solutions to common snatch issues?
    I remember that you also posted a video of your swing earlier this month. Instead of examining the snatch I think you need to spend more time with your swing.

    There wasn't enough hip snap in your original swing, your shoulders weren't packed. Looking at the snatch the same things are evident. Own the swing and all of your other lifts will improve.

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