Wednesday, May 13, 2009

144 Snatches with 24kg

Tried my Level 1 snatch numbers today:

Warm Up
Snatch(16kg) 15/15
Snatch(20kg) 15/15
Snatch(24kg) 16 rpm x 9 minutes - 1 hand switch - 144 reps
OAJ(32kg) 6 rpm x 2 minutes with each hand x 1 set

Snatches went well.  Grip held up well.  Now just need to put these numbers together on the same day on video!


Alexander said...

Great work!

Brad said...

Hi Matt,

I've been having problems with my snatch grip. I'm curious, on the drop, which fingers do you catch the bell with? Also, which part of the finger do you catch with? More fingers or is the palm involved?

I'm working the OK grip, but I am catching the bell with all my fingers then going into the OK grip as the bell going between my legs. I did a 9 min set the other day and tore a callous, middle finger.

Hope this makes sense, I know I'm doing something wrong, but I'm not sure what. You seem to have it dialed in.

Brad Jones

MKSchinabeck said...

You want to avoid the bell handle going over the callouses at the palm or MPJ area. This is how you tear callouses. As I start my corkscrew descent there is a period of time when the bell is completely out of my hands and free falls. Just prior to the back swing, I try to grab the handle with hook of my fingers with the majority of the weight distributed in the OK grip (thumb overlapping the index finger). As I fatigue my grip issues begin to fall apart as I think they do for everybody. I usually get my hot spot just at the base of my middle finger. I now just stop when that happens instead of risk tearing a callous. Too much training time is lost while healing. There is always another day to snatch if you stop early.

Brad said...

Thanks Matt, this is real helpful. I definitely would have stopped, but my wife was video taping me, so that I could make a DVD to send to Eric. I had to hit the numbers.

Thanks again and keep up the great training.


MKSchinabeck said...

Did you make your numbers for the DVD? What rank were you shooting for? Are you planning to attend the Worlds in Chicago? Would be great to meet you.


Brad said...

I was going for Rank II, so that I can compete with the 24s. I'm 78kg and 43 years old. I think that I hit the numbers with a few to spare, but I guess Eric will be the judge of that.

I'm definitely planning on going to the Worlds and it will be great to meet you too.