The 21-Day Kettlebell Challenge: Day 18

Lauren Brooks


Encinitas, California, United States

Women's Fitness, Kettlebells, Functional Movement Screen, Nutrition

Kettlebell Choice: You can either do this challenge as 1-arm kettlebell snatches or swings. It's up to you which you prefer, the snatch is the more challenging exercise. Therefore, choose a weight that feels comfortable for you and remember, at the end of this challenge, you will be hitting a 100 reps.


Beginners: Take your time. Set your kettlebell down after each set.


Intermediate/Advanced: You can try and complete all reps to get to the total number without setting the bell down following the suggested rep scheme to switch arms.


Share Your Experience: I have a Fitness Challenge Group on Facebook, feel free to join, post your progress and share your photos, videos, and experiences with the community. Also, you can use the hashtag #thesnatchchallenge on social media and we'll see you, too. Enjoy the challenge, and have some fun.


Day 18 of 21

There are only 3 more days before the final challenge day and 100 reps. So, there's no easy off now. You're on the home stretch.


1-Arm Kettlebell Snatch or Swing:
Total = 70


Just one thing that I hope you notice and can pass on to others, you don't have to fear the kettlebell. You should be very fearful with the type of instruction you get. Do your research! If you're going to learn how to use your body using kettlebells, it's best to track down someone who specializes in all body types with this type of training. Beginners should always move slowly and carefully with no load or a very light load at first. See how their body responds.


If someone is just beginning and ready to take the journey it's important for them to start in the right place. My advice is to begin learning how to hinge at your hips, deadlift, squat and then finally once those feel awesome, you can look into learning how to swing a kettlebell. If you don't have access to an incredible instructor in person, I have worked with thousands of people remotely all over the world so I know it is possible to get the right support wherever you are.




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