Monday, December 17, 2007

Yoana's RKC Snatch Test while Pregnant

Well, I'm in my ninth month of my pregnancy and I am ready to have this baby! Last night I decided to see if I could pass the RKC snatch test, and pass it according to my new pregnancy weight, which is obviously more than my non-pregnancy weight :)

The RKC requirements for a women with my current weight (134 pounds) is to complete 64 reps combined with both my left and right arms. I was able to complete 66 reps total. Thank God I was able to complete it. My past training and my training during pregnancy has been very helpful. So ladies, if there are some of you who are pregnant or are thinking of getting pregnant, do not let it stop you from training!


Authentic Strength Trainer said...

You are hardcore. Snatching with child? Outstanding. And congrats to Jen on the 319. That is a terrifying number. I mean, how is that even possible? That is 1 snatch every 1.8 seconds. Solid. I'd like to go head to head with her. Tell Franz hello, and I wish you both the best with the upcoming birth!


Rannoch Donald RKC said...


Amazing! For every man and woman who emails me saying they are concerned that Kettlebell lifiting looks "dangerous", that it's maybe a bit too "hardcore", that they are worried they might find it a little Difficult - I am going to send them this video. Can I link to it from my website?

I wish you all the very best, you are about to experience the greatest joy there is!

Howie Brewer said...

Incredible. I will say, that if performing snatches doesn't pop that baby out, she might be in there well into 2008. Good luck!

Joe Pavel said...

Hi Yoana,
You are quite an inspiration! Wow! Nine months pregnant and still passing the snatch test. Good luck with the baby when she comes. Say hello to Franz.

Zorbs said...

I just sent this link to my 9 month preg sister in law. Hopefully it will inspire her to try kettlebells.

Claudia said...

After this, I think Marianna is coming very, very soon. :) Awesome, awesome job!!!


Yoana said...


Thank you for your kind words. I guess snatching 9 months pregnant is a bit different or "hardcore" but we only live once; might as well go for it, huh? My goal after pregnancy is to beat Jennifer's record. Do you think I can do it?


Rannoch, thank you. Please feel free to link the video to your blog or website.

Howie, thanks! I hope she is born in 2007 and not it 2008. I feel like I'm getting ready to EXPLODE!

Joe, thanks for stopping my blog. I could pass the snatch test thanks to Franz and all of his training, massage work and encouragement. Franz says hello to you!

Zorbs, I hope the video does indeed inspire your sister in law!

Claudia, I hope Marianna too will very, very soon! I am ready to have her and have my body back :)

Anonymous said...

You're amazing Yoanna! Blessnings to you and Marianna... I hope everything goes smoothly and QUICKLY! :)