Kettlebell snatches and clean & jerks are a unique in that they produce rotational stress, or torque, on the forearms, shoulder, and torso (when doing one arm movements). The forces generated specifically challenge the supinator, biceps brachii, rotator cuff, and abdominal oblique musculature in a way that the barbell and dumbbell can’t match.
CrossFit Missoula is constantly evaluating each and every piece of equipment and its associated movements, and evaluating the unique impact it has on our physiology. Our objective is always to find the ultimate expression of a training tool’s purpose in movement, and then program those movements into our workouts. We’re convinced that this is what keeps our most senior students continually progressing towards their fitness goals year after year.
Workout of the Day
Three rounds for reps:
Dumbbell snatches, right arm, 55 lb, 1 min
Dumbbell snatches, left arm, 55 lb, 1 min
Burpees, 1 min
Squats, 1 min
Knees to elbows, 1 min
Rest, 1 min