(video) Kettlebell Snatch Technique

The kettlebell snatch is a great exercise. It can help you shred fat and build your conditioning levels, FAST!

But, it’s also somewhat technical, and the form can be tricky to learn.

In today’s video, I cover one common mistake (and fix) that will help you improve your technique so that you can get all the benefits of the movement, and stay injury-free.

A common mistake when performing the kettlebell snatch is letting the ‘bell get too far away from the body on the downswing.

What you want to be doing is keeping the KB close to your frame of your body the entire time that you do the exercise.

“Goosenecking”, or flipping the KB quickly with your hand and wrist, at the top of the move to initiate the downswing, will really help with this.

Another thing that really helped me keep the arc of the KB tight when I was first learning the exercise was to imagine that I was throwing the kettlebell through my stomach, and then getting the hips out of the way at the last minute.

Remember – you want to keep the KB close to your frame of your body during the snatch. This will make the exercise safer and more effective. Try these simple tips and see improvements starting today! 🙂

– Forest and the FVT Team


We are going to do a 42 day / 6 week Challenge at FVT this Fall, and it is going to be different and better than anything we have ever done before!

We’ll be opening regisration very soon, and the Challenge will officially start the week after Labor Day weekend.

It will incorporate not only exercise and diet, but things like:

– Assigned conditioning workouts outside of boot camp
– Weekly / daily physical challenges (how many bodyweight squats you can do in 24 hours, how many steps can you get in a week)
– Weekly / daily rest target (7-8 hours sleep / night)
– Weekly / daily hydration goals (1/2 your bodyweight in oz water per day)
– Daily accountability / check-ins

And more.

So that in 6 weeks time, you can end up not only in great physcial shape, but learn how to get your mind right, dig deep, and truly become a better version of yourself!

If you are interested, STAY TUNED. We’ll be opening registration very soon, and the Challenge will officially start the week after Labor Day weekend.

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