We know from numerous biomechanical, anatomical and cadaveric studies that inducing flexion and rotation to the lumbar spine puts a large amount of stress on our discs. Constantly loading the low back in this position may lead to low back pain and disc herniations / bulges.
Do you think it may be a good idea to avoid this position, especially under a high eccentric load? I sure do.
Enter the kettlebell snatch. Most of us are taught to keep a straight back throughout this exercise. But if you’re like me, 8, 9, 10 minutes into a set of snatches, we get tired and technique starts to plummet.
This is the best time to get injured.
How do we make sure we stay in the best position? Awareness is the first thing. This is the focus of this week’s episode.
Key points covered in the video below:
- How to spot someone who is rotating at the bottom position
- How to “find your hips” for the perfect hip hinge
- Key accessory exercises
Thanks for your attention!