If you are a Rugby player then I don’t have to stress to you the importance of physical power and how it applies to your sport. However, even though a lot of athletes and rugby players understand the importance of this trait they don’t engage in what I like to refer to as the “proper physical training behavior” to get themselves as physically prepared as possible. This is why I am here to offer a little assistance. Keep reading if I have your attention.
Kettlebell Snatches For Rugby
If you are going to effectively compete on the field of play in a violent sport such as rugby then you have got to get your body involved in the act of explosive strength training. Kettlebell snatches are an awesome strength training exercise for helping you to develop superior core strength, hip power, speed, explosiveness, shoulder stability, and overall tremendous cardiovascular conditioning. All of these traits I have mentioned are absolutely essential in the game of rugby.
To perform the kettlebell snatch you will need the availability of a single bell of moderate resistance. Begin by pulling the bell either off of the ground, or from pulling it from a swing lift from between your legs to elevate it to a locked out held position above your head. This is all done by you having to engage your hips and knees in a forceful motion that is known as the hip snap.
To elevate the kettlebell you will want to “hip snap” by forcefully flexing and then extending at both your knees and hips in order to drive the kettlebell up to a high pull position just lateral to your head. Once the bell reaches this “high pull” position it will peak out and reach a point of “weightlessness” for a fraction of a second. As the bell reaches this point of “zero gravity” then you will want to vertically punch your palm towards the sky in order to complete the execution of the snatch lift. You will see just how challenging this lift can be only after a couple of repetitions.
The overhead snatch is one of the best kettlebell strength training lifts you can possibly engage in for the sport of rugby. If you want to learn more about kettlebell snatches and other great lifts then feel free to access the rest of my articles on the subject for free. Remember friends that most any athlete can train hard, but only the champions train smart!