Larry Arnold Dryland: Kettlebell Snatch and Running Circuit

by Garrett McCaffrey 1

October 14th, 2015 Coach's Log, Training, Video

Neither of these exercises is overly complicated but Larry Arnold has taken time to set up technique for both movements with this senior group from Phoenix Swim Club:

Kettlebells for Swimmers

Dryland: Running 101 with Larry Arnold

This was just the final part of our weekly hour session with Larry. The circuit itself is similar to the work the swimmers do in the water where their anaerobic capacity is being worked, by the kettle bells, followed by an aerobic element in the running. 300 yards of running (6 lengths), while your partner executes kettlebell snatches that simulate streamlines. We go through each station twice.

If you would like to see more from Larry Arnold and his work with swimmers, check out these videos:

Dryland: Hyperoxygenation

Dryland: Turkish Getups

Dryland Circuit with Larry Arnold

Developing Speed in Dryland

Taper Dryland

You Will Love to Hate Larry Arnold

Climbing Camelback with Larry Arnold

Warm up Starts from the Ground Up

Catching Air: Dynamic Squat Jumps

Solutions to Sore Swimmer Shoulders

If you’re interested in having Larry out to do some sessions with your club email him:[email protected] I also recommend giving him a follow on Instagram @larryarnoldgram and Twitter @wehatelarry. Anything else you need to know you can find at


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7 years ago

I am concerned while watching that video that a few of those kids have terrible form (lifting with rounded backs) and may hurt themselves or cause wear and tear on their discs. It is hard to supervise form in a large group, but really important on snatches, deadlifts, squats, etc.

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