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.

3 comments:

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...

Brad,
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?

Matt

Brad said...

Matt-

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.

Brad