Friday, February 27, 2009

Snatching at 16 RPM

Decided to cut my reps per minute down to 16 today and pushed for 8 minutes total.  This workout really gave me reason to pause.  I found that the pace of 16 rpm is really a good pace for me.  I feel like I could easily hit 10 minutes at 16 rpm.  Could have done it today.  If I can hit 90 jerks and 160 snatches I will be 1 rep shy of Level IV classification at the 90+kg weight class.  If I get under 90kg then I will make the cuttoff no problem.  I am not sure I can make a full 10 minutes at 18 rpm, especially after a hard jerk effort.  I think at this time, I will make a decision on my snatch rate based on my jerk performance and my weigh in, but I think 16 rpm may be the safest for me and should allow me to hit a full 10 minute snatch effort.

Snatch(16kg) 15/15
Snatch(20kg) 15/15
Snatch(24kg) 16 rpm x 8 minutes - 1 switch - 128 reps

No assistance work today.  I am planning 2 last workouts prior to the comp.  Either Monday (jerk) and Tuesday (snatch) or Sunday (jerk and snatch) and Tuesday (jerk and snatch).  Will decide on the fly.


Brad said...

Hi Matt,

I've been following your training online and wanted to wish you luck at the Arnolds. I think that you are going to kick ass. Your training is very impressive.

I won't be at the Arnolds, but I look forward to meeting you at another event in the future.

Good skill,

Brad Jones
Bellingham, Wa.

MKSchinabeck said...

Thanks for the comments and stopping by. I always like to "meet" the people lurking. Do you compete in GS? Are you training with Tom Corrigan?


Brad said...


I've done a few smaller GS meets, but not any of the big ones. I plan on being at the next big one that pops up. I'm going to be in Denver visiting my parents the same weekend a practice meet will be happening, so I'll do that.

I've done a a few workshops with Tom and Misha at some of the Crossfit locations around Seattle. He has taught be a lot of good stuff.