Friday, June 5, 2009

28kg Snatch Day

Very rough, long day at work today.  Able to squeeze in a short workout tonight.  Felt much better when done.

Warm Up
Snatch(16kg) 10/10
Snatch(20kg) 10/10
Snatch(24kg) 14/14
Snatch(28kg) 14 rpm x 6 minutes - 1 switch
OAJ(32kg) 10/10 x 1 set

Have found that using the false grip in the overhead position allows me to get into the ratchet grip more reliably.  My right hand is much better than my left.  It is making a huge improvement in my snatches.


Sandy Sommer, RKC said...

Hello there,

Just found your blog. Curious about "false" grip? Ratchet? Could you help a brother out? TIA!

MKSchinabeck said...

Welcome. "false grip" is describing the hand position during GS style jerk or snatch in the overhead position with bell deep in the hand and the fingers tucked behind the handle. I believe Mike Stefano has some good pictures of this on his blog. The rachet grip is the same as the OK grip used for GS snatches where one wraps the thumb over the index finger in order to try to preserve grip strength for long sets. Hope this helps.