View Full Version : Negative effects of KB Snatches?

Bob Overstreet
07-17-2011, 05:55 AM
Due to limited time and lots of travel with the current schedule, I'm trying to focus on high rep swings/snatches to work on more conditioning.

Is there a downside to focusing too heavily on these movements? Will I be over emphasizing the posterior chain and neglecting the anterior to some detriment I'm overlooking?

Thanks for your insight.

Derek Weaver
07-17-2011, 12:55 PM
Nope. Add in some sort of goblet squat or something if you're concerned or if KBs are all you've got.

Look up GS assistance exercises for other ideas

James Evans
07-20-2011, 04:22 AM
As Derek says, add in some goblet squat + some clean & presses + some TGUs and you'll be good.

Pavel should write a programme based on this...oh, wait, he did.

Mix the conditioning with the slower stuff - don't hammer yourself (and your elbows) with snatches-snatches-snatches all day, every day. If you've got several kbs of different size, vary the weight you use.

If you do a lot of cycling the swings will do you the power of good but do them right, none of this CadioBlitzTabatasquatswing (TM) nonsense.

George Mounce
07-31-2011, 11:33 AM
I have to agree - TGUs are about the best overall KB exercise there is that should be mandatory in any program using KBs.