Monday, December 28, 2009

Snatches Improving

My snatch technique continues to improve, even on the left hand. I am getting more consistent with my finger lock and getting into the lock earlier. This all makes a huge improvement on the descent and really allows for a pendulum effect of the bell as it passes through the legs and then snaps back into the ascent.

Warm Up
Jerk(2x28) 7 minutes @ 8 rpm
14 minute rest
Snatch(28) 6 minutes @ L 16/16/16 ---> R 16/16/16
OAJ(40kg) 12/12
Swing(40kg) 30/30

Made the full 6 minute snatch set with essentially no hand issues. In fact, I had to do some overhead holds because my pace was too fast several times.

Came across this very good explanaition of the breathing patterns for the jerk by Tom Corrigan. The best part of this clip is that you can actually hear both Tom and Mikhail breathing while they are doing their sets to reinforce the pattern that they are teaching. For me, this is the best piece I have come across regarding breathing for the jerk......Thanks Tom and Mikhail.


David said...

Glad to see your snatches are improving.
Thanks for posting the jerk breathing demo. That was very helpful.

MKSchinabeck said...

Thanks for checking in. I enjoyed your story about the pair of 28kg bells that "Santa" brought you last week. said...

Good to see someone actually focusing on breathing into their demonstration. Most people don't realize how critical breathing is.

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