Wednesday, April 22, 2009

8 Minute Snatch with 28kg

Decided that it was time to move my snatch duration to eight minutes in order to keep pace with my jerks.  Felt good today and decided to give it a go:

Warm Up
Snatch(16kg) 10/10
Snatch(20kg) 10/10
Snatch(24kg) 10/10
Snatch(28kg) 14 rpm x 8 minutes - 1 hand switch
OAJ(40kg) 8/8
OAJ(32kg) 15/15

Once again, I stopped 2 reps early on my last hand(right side) secondary to hot spot.  In my eyes, it is better to stop early than tear the hands.  Totals were 56 left/54 right.  Things felt well until the last 30 seconds on each hand when I begin to lose my grip strength followed by lack of back swing/double dip.  This will improve with more training.  OAJ with 40kg weren't as crisp as last workout.  However, the 32kg OAJ were very solid.

Trying to decide if I should continue pushing 6 rpm on jerks and 14 rpm on snatches to the full 10 minutes or just drop down to shorter sets and start working 8 rpm jerks and 16 rpm snatches.  May just do 1 more week at current rates, then take a back off week and bump up my rates.


Howie Brewer said...

Matt, I'm going to try your training approach starting Monday - separate jerk and snatch days. If I can make gains similar to yours, I'll be quite pleased.

MKSchinabeck said...

Let me know how it goes. I found that splitting the workouts gives me more time to recover and allows me to complete them in a shorter time period. Good luck.