Friday, December 21, 2007

RKC Snatch Test

After my successful attempts with the 40kg (below), I decided to follow in my wife's footsteps and complete the RKC Snatch test. Now I know watching my snatch is no where near as exciting as watching Yoana snatch 9 months pregnant, but what the heck. At least I will have it on my blog to look back upon to see how my technique has progressed. For my bodyweight of 168, I had to complete 56 total reps with the 24kg KB. No problem as I was able to do 30 and 30 on each side. Rarely do I do high rep snatches but every now and then it's nice to test yourself and see where you are. My 5 + years of using KB's allows me to pass the RKC snatch test without training for it. Most RKC's I know have ZERO problem passing this test at any time they desire. It's challenging , no doubt, but doable!

If you have't seend Yoana passing the RKC snatch test with both the 12kg and 16kg, go to her blog and watch her videos, very impressive!!!


Boris said...

Great blog. I'm sorry I haven't spent more time here! Happy very belated birthday and Merry Christmas!

Mark Reifkind said...

nice going man, great form and solid pace too. well done.

Aaron Friday said...

Thanks for the inspiration, Franz! I thought about going for 30/30 myself today, and your video helped me talk myself into it. Yours looked much better than mine.

Franz Snideman said...

Thanks Boris. I checked out your blog as well. Well done, great info! Merry Christmas to you!

Franz Snideman said...


Thanks bro! It's always great to have your insight and oppinion!
The snatches felt fine. I don't train super high reps at all...the contrary. But it's nice to be able to bang out the snatch test when I want to.

Franz Snideman said...


Glad I inspired you for the snatches! I doubt your form is as poor as you think. I've seen you lift and do things on video. you are a very humble are strong bro!

Taikei Matsushita said...

That's a heck of a shoulder flexibility. Team leader's snatch clip is a rare to see.

Happy holidays, and believe me your daughter will be cute whether she looks like Yoanna, you or both.

Franz Snideman said...

Thanks Taikei! Merry Christmas my friend!

Have a great holidays!

fawn said...

Merry Christmas Franz and Yoana! Very nice Franz! TGU's are the same for me as well... I like them but don't practice them very often, however I seam to get better at them without trying.

I have seen Yoana's blog... little Mariana is going to walk out of the womb snatching a kettlebell! Or maybe she will spend her teenage years as a marathon runner, just to be obstinate.

Mike T Nelson said...

Nice work Franz! Whoo ha.

I am meeting your brother Keats (and Paula who does NMT) in a bit here in MN to chat, so I will tell him hello from you!

Rock on
Mike N

Franz Snideman said...


thanks for the feedback. I'm like you with TGU. don't do them much but seem to be okey with them. Weird, huh?

Marianna will certianly be exposed to Kettlebells and she certainly has been tossed around in Yoana's belly from all the KB snatching :)

Franz Snideman said...


Have a great meeting with Keats and Paula! Tell them hellp for sure!

Rock on man!

Charlie said...

Thanks for posting that! It's helpful for me to see your form and rhythm as I will be taking the snatch test myself in 6 weeks at the San Jose RKC. 56 reps!