Saturday, September 18, 2010

200 snatches.

Another one bites the dust. Haven't done 200 snatch reps with anything other than the 16 kg in eons.
It wasn't the 24 kg but the 20kg and I will take it. I have been slowly ramping up my snatch volume and weight on saturdays for a month now since I stopped doing max vo2 . I have pushed the reps per set and total number up the last three weeks and thought today was a good day to back off a bit, but I still feel strong and wanted to increase something in todays workout.

So I backed down to the 20 kg but upped the reps to 10's and had a goal of 200 total reps in mind. Again, this is a far cry from best of 400 reps with this weight a few years ago but it will be a recent pr and I knew it would not be easy. I haven't done 10's in forever and knew that pacing and taking my time would be the key.

And it was. One rep at a time. No problem. cardio was good, technique also and my hands held up fine. God I hate reps though,lol.

7 am 45 minute stretch out. top to bottom.

One arm swing warmup

16 kg x5/5/5/5 x 2
20 kg x5/5/5/5 x1

16 kg x5/5

20 kg x10/10 x 10 sets
200 reps
8800 lbs

I go you go with Nick who did 24 kg for 10 sets of 7/7 the same workout I did last week, so the pace was pretty quick. The key thing for me with this type of training is gearing DOWN and not trying to accelerate so hard, which produces more power but costs me energy.

Left my contacts in this time which worked ok and found my spot no problem.Facing the wall helps as well. No peripheral distractions. Body held up well and the full stretch out before hand helped immensely.

Two Hand Swings
32 kg x5
36 kg x5
40 kg x 5 x 3 sets

This wasn't much but just wanted to touch it and get something heavier in. Have my grandaughters first birthday party today as well as Doug Fioranelli's Rise above Strength First Anniversary party so it was a short day. Perfect though.Very happy.



Tim Anderson said...


Don't take this the wrong way, but I love you man.


Mark Reifkind said...


I don't. and thank you :))