kettlebell snatch video


This 15 minute kettlebell snatch workout mixes KB snatches with bodyweight exercises to melt calories, burn fat & blast your core! You will burn 300 calories in just 15 minutes. Follow along this full length 15 min kettlebell snatch workout video with Master Personal Trainer & Max's Best Bootcamp owner Max Barry. We practice more of a hybrid technique for snatches, which is a mix of crossfit style & professional style. Let's do this!

Perform each pair of these moves back to back in a circuit fashion, with no rest in between. 1a then 1b, 2a then 2b, finally 3a then 3b. The first pair of each combo is KB snatches for 60 seconds (switch arms half way). The 2nd pair is the prescribed bodyweight drill, for 30 seconds. At the end of this circuit, rest for 45 seconds, then repeat 2 more times:

1A) KB Snatch R/L - 60 seconds

1B) Plank Jacks - 30 seconds

2A) KB Snatch R/L - 60 seconds

2B) Plyo Squats - 30 seconds

3A) KB Snatch R/L - 60 seconds

3B) Mountain Climbers - 30 seconds

REST - 45 seconds

If you're considering to invest in your own bells, here's more info on the ones we use in this video & at the bootcamp for snatch workouts:

12kg Cast Iron KB
16kg Cast Iron KB
12kg Pro Style KB (our favorite)
16kg Pro Style KB (our favorite)

KB snatches are a complex yet rewarding exercise. Want a more instructional article? Check out our recent blog post 7 Tips To Kettlebell Snatch Like A Pro or simply click COTACT US (above) to help you with snatches, or any other fitness questions that you have. If you're in the Danbury CT area, we'll even invite you to try a complimentary bootcamp session!

Will you try this routine? If you do, try using your heart rate monitor & see how many calories you burn in just 15 minutes. Snatches typically burn 20 cals per minute. That's why they're know as the mother of all kettlebell exercises. Leave your comments & questions below. We love your feedback. Happy snatching!

~ Max


Snatches are one of the most complex kettlebell exercises there is. They also happen to be great at burning fat & melt 20 calories per minute. Hello! In this post, we're going to give you 7 simple & effective tips to kettlebell snatch like a pro! Watch this kettlebell snatch tutorial video, or read's your guide to mastering the technique of this awesome KB move. We'll break down everything you need to know - starting from which kettlebells to use, how to fix common form mistakes, drills to practice & more.


  There's a ton of KB's on the market. We've tried many of them, but these are our favorite brands (list below) which are a great value & investment. The professional style is what we highly recommend for snatches & all other kettlebell exercises.

12kg Cast Iron KB
16kg Cast Iron KB
12kg Pro Style KB (our favorite)
16kg Pro Style KB (our favorite)


  Start with your feet about shoulder width apart, then feel free to adjust them a bit wider if you prefer. As you can see in the video, Kelly likes to coach it with the 2 thumbs method. Both will work. The biggest mistake we see if folks going way too wide. This will limit your stability & decrease your hip power.


  The backswing should look exactly like the backswing when your standard KB swings. Arm connected to the body, neutral spine,  bell high & tight to the inner upper thigh.


  Keep the arm connected to the body all the way through until your hip is almost fully extended. Drive the kettlebell off you body with your hip power, then pull up & punch the bell up at the top. Snatch arm bicep should be in line with your ear, at the top. 


   There are many techniques on this portion. We like to let the bell cascade - from over head to shoulder hight - with a slight twist in the wrist & let it descend close to your body. From there, immediately initiate your backswing.


  Watch us in the video here, and/or watch other master of the kettlebell snatch, to see how each of the form elements are practiced for optimum efficiency. Instead of focusing on all of the pieces, chose one to work on each day & use a lighter bell to practice it. It will not happen over night, but it will happen with repetition...enjoy the journey!


  Swings - Master your swings with various weights & repetitions first. Since the kettlebell snatch is base on a solid swing foundation, without it, it's pointless, even harmful to attempt.

  High Pull - Swinging high pulls help with the second lift aka the "pulling" portion of the snatch. See the video for exact details on this one. It's a great way to feel what it's like to make the bell "weightless" before you punch it overhead. The swing to high pull drill works great!

  Dumbbell Snatch - What, dumbbells? Yes, I know this is a kettlebell snatch guide, but DB snatches are way simpler to master & are also super effective! They also burn up to 20 calories per minute & we utilize them often in bootcamp, too.

  Lighter Bells - It can be a bit humbling, but using a much lighter weight is always helpful, when learning new movements. We need to train smart, so be wise & start off light.


We'd love your feedback. Do you have any ideas for future blog posts? Are you new to snatches? Want to be coached by our team of certified personal trainers...come try a complimentary bootcamp session with us!

The kettlebell snatch is know as the best kettlebell exercises, because it burns about 20 calories per minute & how effective they are for fat loss & conditioning. Form is key, so feel free to come back to this post as you're progressing. Happy snatching!

~ Max