You’re better off doing traditional snatches since they require you to go into a full squat if you want to be good at them, they’re harder, and they’re safer for your shoulder (the catch portion is just asking for trouble).
Doing one arm snatches can be misleading because while you might think that if you can snatch a 70 pound dumbbell you can surely snatch a bar loaded with 135 pounds. Then you’ll try and you’ll fail.
Since you’re still using two legs for a one armed snatch you’re getting all the assistance from the legs that you’d get from a two armed snatch. So if your legs are responsible for moving 50 of those 70 pounds in the 1 armed snatch, they’re not going to suddenly move 100 of the 135 pounds in the two arm snatch.
And in my opinion trying to catch a heavy kettle bell is a great way to fuck up your wrist. If you do 1 armed snatches for some reason, just use a dumbbell. [/quote]
I like 1 arm dumbbell jerks and snatches
They help with shoulder stability IMO and are sometimes an event in strongman. Great movement
The 1 arm snatch is easy to learn IMO I had never done them and did it with 75lb DB just messing around one day.