Five Most Common Kettlebell Mistakes in CrossFit

Fix these five common kettlebell mistakes, increase your efficiency, prevent pain, and finish your WODs faster!

Snatch

Incorrect hand insert, broken wrist, and/or banging.

During the top phase of the snatch the hand is not opening up, inserting into the window, and letting the bell corkscrew around the hand.

Ramification:

  • Bruising
  • Less reps
  • Wrist injury

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American Swing

Incorrect progression.

The American SWING is not taught through proper progression, hip hinge, dead lift, conventional swing, high swing, and finally, the American swing.

Ramification:

  • Shoulder injury
  • Premature shoulder fatigue
  • Less reps
  • Lower-back pain

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Racking

Hand outside elbow.

Ramification:

  • Strain on the shoulder
  • Shoulder injury
  • Not able to rest properly

Racking demonstration during the Clean and Jerk.

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Clean

No bell to body proximity during the clean, requiring to pull the kettlebell in.


Kettlebell too far out during the clean. Elbow should be near or past the ribs at this stage.

Ramification:

  • Banging
  • Bruising
  • Incorrect hand insert

 

Press

Incorrect hand insert and broken wrist.

During the clean the hand is not opening up and inserting into the window, which leaves the handle of the kettlebell within the middle of the palm, creating a kink in the line (broken wrist) when pressing.


1# Incorrect hand insert. 2# Proper hand insert.

Ramification:

  • Not able to press heavy
  • Wrist injury

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