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The hardstyle snatch is a full body pull pattern exercise that develops explosive power, especially in the hips and shoulders. It can be used as a strength/power exercise or a cardio exercise. It also acts as a transition to other more complex kettlebell movements. Its origins are come from the world of Olympic lifting, where the barbell snatch is a staple lift alongside the clean and snatch (also adapted to kettlebell training).
The Snatch is an explosive strength-endurance based exercise. Because of this, it can be a great exercise to help reduce back pain, it's excellent for endurance athletes like runners or cyclists who need more power and it's great for anyone who takes part in sports with an explosive element. But it's a very technical lift that is easily done wrong and is something that novices should build up to. You need to master basic movement patterns, establish a base of strength and stability and may need to work on improving shoulder mobility first. Here’s a break-down of the technique and suggestions on how to incorporate it into your sessions.
* (bias confirmed; I HATE the tabloids so may not be diplomatic with my choice of words here) *
It seems like every day the newspapers print some rubbish about fitness or nutrition. The headline is more often than not scary and sensationalist. No surprises there then. I mean, the job of the press isn't to educate you (perhaps controversial but unfortunately true) but to sell papers. Using click-bait headlines that evoke emotional responses from readers is the most tried and tested way of doing this. The media can literally swing elections just by telling you not to vote for the other guy because they will take away something you really value, and those statements often aren't true but no one thinks to fact check them. Where it comes to fitness and nutrition related 'news' what they tend to do is hear about a new study, they read the headline of that study (often not even the abstract, let alone the full text) and they make no attempt to critically analyse the paper, they just scare the bejus out of you.
For example, the European Commission set up a website that plotted the number of straight up lies about Europe printed in the UK press. Between 1992 and 2017. Over 400 incidences were highlighted (1). It's almost like the media have a hidden agenda here. But this isn't about politics, it's about nutrition.
High intensity training or HIT, often referred to as HIIT which actually stands for High Intensity Interval Training has been presented as some kind of magic bullet for fat loss in recent years - technically any form of exercise that involve high intensity efforts if 'HIT'. This includes resistance training. Whilst HIIT (true HIIT) is very short bursts of very high intensity efforts with a short rest interval - but do they burn more fat? I mean, I was even taught this when I first did my level 3 personal trainer diploma. The main reason we are told that HIIT burns more fat than other forms of exercise is because of something called Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption or EPOC for short. This is often referred to in more simple terms as ‘the afterburn effect’. The theory being that after a bout of very high intensity exercise you burn more Calories while you recover. Some sources have claimed that you could burn an extra 1,000kcals over 24-hours. This is completely false. Let me explain more.