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Kettlebell Snatches for Ultimate Fat Burning!

Posted Aug 24 2008 2:58pm
Kettlebell lifting is probably the best method to burn fat and build muscle at the same time. It is also great for improving your conditioning so I recommend it to pretty much anyone. As you progress in your ability with a kettlebell, your body will start to adapt and fat loss will slow down. The trick to preventing this is to increase the difficulty of your workouts and mix in new exercises. Anything your body is unaccustomed to will create stress and force adaptation, in this case, it will burn more fat!

The kettlebell snatch is an advanced movement that will take high intensity to a whole new level. It will create total body fatigue in a matter of seconds and so is really only useful for those that are finding the kettlebell swing fairly easy. This exercise will lean you out and bring out those abs in a hurry as the amount of energy you will expend is astronomical! The kettlebell snatch will also improve muscle tone and strength in the whole body, but especially the glutes, entire back, shoulders, forearms and abs. It really is a total body exercise and a one stop shop for a great physique.

Kettlebell snatches can be used as finishers or you can do an entire workout of only snatches, with plenty of rest between sets. You will not believe how quickly and totally they push your entire body to exhaustion. Below is a great video of a kettlebell snatch set, it really shows just how hard they are even for really fit people. I would recommend learning how to protect your wrist during snatches though as the kettlebell can swing over your hand and smack your wrist. Always turn your palm outwards as you snatch the kettlebell overhead so the bell moves around your hand instead of over it.

Take a look at the video below and decide whether kettlebell snatches are right for you!
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