Thursday, September 11, 2008

Last Snatch Test Practice

1 week from tonight I will be getting ready for a fitful night of sleep as I worry about my snatch test on Sept 19th.  Tonight was my last planned snatch test workout:

24kg Snatch 37/37
24kg Dead Snatch 10L/10R x 2 sets
24kg 1 Arm Swing 12L/12R on the minute x 5 sets
24kg Snatch 15/15

I have been able to hit my snatch test numbers consistently for the the past 5-6 weeks without much difficulty.  I am really looking forward to next weekend.  I can't wait to be surrounded by kettlebell fanatics like myself and to learn from the best instructors for 3 straight days.  It is going to be a great experience.

On another note.....Great post on the DD Forum by David Whitley tonight about the Speed Switch for snatches.  During my SSST training back in July, I missed my goal of 200 reps by 3 measly snatches.  I was doing hand to hand switches with a full swing in between which I figured took 2-3 seconds.  I did 16 switches during the 10 minutes meaning I wasted anywhere between 32-48 seconds on hand to hand switches.  With that amount of extra time I could have ended up in the 220 range.  After the cert I will have to give the SSST another shot using the Iron Tamer's Speed Switch and see what kind of numbers I can produce.

2 comments:

Todd Pigram said...

Matt,

Great work. Like i said you will pass with flying colors. Btw, I ordered the Bulldog instead of the dbl 16kg. It will be here in 7 days. Wanna help me break it in when you get back from the cert?

Todd

MKSchinabeck said...

Sounds good !