The 30-Minute Alternating Half Snatch Challenge

This is The 30-Minute Alternating Half Snatch Challenge by Cavemantraining—OUTTRAIN OUTLIVE. Each kettlebell challenge from this website is unique and runs online with members from across the world entering and competing at their own level. The categories are designed so that everyone can have a fair go at it.

Kettlebell Challenge Details

Duration: The full month
Entries allowed: 3  
Submission: Entries allowed for duration
Video submission:
Anonymous submission: Allowed
Cost in Tokens: 1
Certificate: Yes
Participation Certificate: Yes
Benefit(s): Aerobic Fitness, Fat Loss, Grip Strength, Learn Pacing, Mental Toughness, Muscular Endurance, Technique
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  • Body weight
  • Kettlebell weight
  • Reps, duration, or other aspects of the challenge that show your progress
  • Feeling or other improvements in your life as a result of the challenge

It’s important to note that participants can also enter and remain completely anonymous. Their submission will be posted in the anonymous category with only their nickname (display name) displayed.


30 minutes of non-stop snatch work is a long time, but because this challenge is performed as alternating and with the half snatch variation, anyone can do it if they get their pacing and racking right.

  1. Start the 30-minute timer
  2. Swing switch
  3. Snatch overhead
  4. Drop into racking
  5. Backswing
  6. One rep performed
  7. Swing switch
  8. Half snatch
  9. Two reps
  10. And so on

The reps are counted till you put the kettlebell down or the timer goes.

Because the switch (alternating) and half snatch are one rep, starting with the swing switch gives you the confidence that after the half snatch you have performed one repetition.

The half snatch is a snatch variation where you snatch the weight overhead and then drop the kettlebell in the racking position, and from the rack into the backswing, and repeat. The switch is performed with a hip hinge and needs to happen at the top of the upswing.


Athletes are only allowed to rest in the overhead or racking position. Any other position means an end to the half marathon.

Movements Standards

  • Half snatch
    • Overhead
      • Full body lockout
      • Drop into rack
    • Backswing
      • The base of the kettlebell visible behind the legs
    • Snatch
      • One continuous fast movement
  • Switch
    • Hip hinge movement
    • Backswing
      • The base of the kettlebell visible behind the legs
    • Switch
      • At the front

How to post your kettlebell challenge entry?

  1. Buy a token or obtain a free voucher
  2. Use one token to enter the online kettlebell challenge of choice
  3. Download the details for the challenge
  4. Submit your score/attempt details on our website
  5. Keep track of the online results

When you submit the details of your entry, you can accompany it with a video, some challenges might require a video and others might not. If a video is required, you will need to upload your entry as described here.

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Starts is when the challenge is open:

  • Challenge starts every first day of the month; 1st of January, 1st of February, and so on
  • Challenge starts every first day of uneven months; every first of January, March, May, and so on
  • Challenge starts on the first day of every three months; every first of March, June, September, and December

Duration is how long the challenge lasts or is open:

  • The full month; submissions are accepted any day for the duration of the month
  • [number] consecutive days; the challenge is every day for the number of days indicated and from the day it started

Entries allowed is how many times you can submit your attempt at the challenge within the duration and other boundaries defined.

Certificate is whether a certificate is issued upon completion of the challenge, or winners, and Certificate of Participation when marked as YES will be issued to all participating.


The 4 categories are:

  • Pro
  • Athlete
  • Amateur
  • Beginner

The Pro category is for kettlebell sport athletes who compete professionally.
The Athlete category is for kettlebell athletes with extensive experience.
The Amateur category is for people that work with kettlebells but do not have extensive experience.
The Beginner category is for people that have less than one year of kettlebell experience.

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