Monday, September 15, 2008

Franz's 88 lb. Kettle Bell Snatches

Well, after judging the TSC I was so pumped up I had to try to set a PR in something. My previous best with the BULLDOG was 16 reps on the right arm and 6 reps on the left. My bodyweight 167 pounds.

20 Reps right arm

13 Reps left arm

Man, was that fun! I am definitely a power athlete more than a strength athlete. Pressing the BULLDOG has never happened, Snatching it, YES!!!!!


Max Shank said...

Killer! Made it look weightless.

Jason said...


You are crazy strong in the snatches! Excellent work!

Nice looking TSC meet! Tell Os, "Great Dead Lift!" I didn't have any women compete either, but we had a good time! Good stuff!

Franklin B Herman, RKC said...

Until this latest video, your previous bulldog snatch video was my favorite for showing folks explosive power generation.

It really is a phenomenal achievement .. great work!!

Playing with Iron said...

Outstanding Franz!
Very impressive!
It's hard to believe that's over half your weight. You own that bell!

Franz Snideman said...


thanks brother. Right side felt good. left side was a lot tougher...obviously!

Franz Snideman said...


Thanks! It is one of my better movements...although there is still lots of room for improvement!

Nice job with your TSC numbers! TSC's are so much fun!

Franz Snideman said...

Thanks Franklin!

Nice job on your TSC numbers!

Franz Snideman said...


Thanks. I'm not sure if I own the weight because I still can't press it.

As soon as I can press it,than I will OWN it!

Rock on!

Aaron Friday said...


Franz Snideman said...


Thank you!

Sean Schniederjan said...

Franz, that is simply are the man!

Mike T Nelson said...

Excellent work Franz! I will be getting back to KB snatches soon.
Awesome to see your arms evening out too compared to last time--great stuff!!

Rock on
Mike N

Gabi said...

Wow, great stuff, very impressive! Congrats!

Franz Snideman said...

Sean, thanks brother!

Franz Snideman said...


Muchas Gracias!

I didn't realize you hadn't been snatching. What was the reason?

Franz Snideman said...


Thank you very much!

AB Sports Performance said...

Nice work! Also, thank you for your input on my blog:) I am hoping to attend your workshop down in Irvine next month. Take care,

Franz Snideman said...

Awesome Adam!

I hope to see you at the workshop!



Rannoch Donald said...

Wonderful Stuff Franz!

Never really considered the 88 but now I've got one ordered!

Thanks for the inspiration.

167 at what height?

Wondering if we are around the same build...


Franz Snideman said...


I am 5 foot 11 inches tall and weight 167. Are we similar?

Thanks for the encouragement! I am glad I was able inspire you to start using the BULLDOG!

Franklin B Herman, RKC said...

I got one myself this weekend and I'm a long way from snatchn'that suckah. Its strictly two-hand swings, TGU and Jerk singles.

One-hand swings are extremely challenging with it .. my wimp grip can't handle them yet. All this makes your 20r/13l bulldog snatches even more mind blowing!

Scary powerful sir!

Franz Snideman said...

Thanks Franklin!

I seem to have a fairly good groove with the 88lber and the snatch. Just feel right! What's funny is that the 32kg doesn't feel right! Weird huh?

If you do TGU and swings with it you are doing very well in my book. Swings are almost harder because there is ZERO rest. TGU's require so much concentration and stability. You are a machine Franklin! You don't give yourself enough credit in my opinon!!!!

Rannoch Donald said...

Hey Franz,

You have the leverage advantage. I am 5'8". that said, my height to bodyweight ratio (I am 160) might give me a "pitbulls" chance!