Saturday, January 1, 2011

You Know I'm Going to Have to Train for It Now!


GOOD-NESS! Today, 01/01/11, Meg snatched her 50,000th rep! Congratulations Meg! Meg would prefer to not be in any pictures or videos, but too bad for her! This was momentous, in a couple of ways. 50,000 snatch reps within 1 years time (for a non professional KB instructor) is momentous, but....

Of course I couldn't make it easy for her, so I decided to try, for the first time ever, a 10 minute snatch test using GS rules....only 1 hand switch allowed! (Girevoy Sport) Oh, and every one else in class was coming along for the ride!

I'll write a blogpost about the whole experience soon, but for now I want to celebrate Meg. Her commitment to training, not just 50,000 snatch reps is the message. She, along with a few other students, has not missed a workout in...forever! So as she raised her other arm in celebration with her snatching arm, I reminded her that she is now half way to 100,000 snatch reps, lol!


I think both her and I were surprised that we could not go the distance w/12kg.... I myself lasted 7.5 minutes and totaled only 133 snatch reps (67 L, 66 R) before the strength of my hand just couldn't take anymore. Meg got to the 8.5 minute mark with 146 total. The other two woman in class went after us w/20lber. Mina got 150 in the same 7.5 minutes as me, and Sabina was the only one to go the entire distance of 10 minutes, sprinting at the end to 175 snatch reps!


What a morning! I've not been this excited about a challenge in a long time....you know I'm going to have to train for it now....this was fun! Crazy fact....this was the least amount of snatch reps we've done in Saturday class in a long time, but none more satisfying! Next time, I'll die before I put the bell down until that 10 minute timer goes off....good-ness!

9 comments:

Meg Lloyd, RKC said...

Thank you for the kind words and the creative coaching. I don't think there were any two workouts the same anywhere along the way.

And as much as my forearms are burning right now (still, 5 hours later!), I'm right there with you. That 10 minute goal is NOT going to beat me. It will be mine....

Tracy Reifkind said...

Meg....sweet! I know we feel the same way about this new challenge!

I designed a new high volume workout you are going to like alot! It's hard as Hell! That's what's good about it, lol!

Congratulations, again! Oh....but this one won't be real until we do it with the 16kg...yikes!

Jen said...

Congratulations Meg!

Diana said...

Big Congrats on the 50,000. I made over 27+ this year and that can easily be beat.....competitive? Pffftttt, not me!

Tracy Reifkind said...

Diana,

Competitive? You?

Try the one hand switch 10 minute test and let me know how you do!

Average Mama said...

Just stumbled upon your blog a few days ago, I will read some more! And you just reminded me that I haven't done a 10 minute snatch test in forever! Will have to try soon. :)

Maribel said...

Congratulations Meg! I'm always so amazed walking in to the tail end of your advance class...it pumps me up for my session. You ladies are truly inspirational.

Tracy Reifkind said...

Average mama,

I test myself on a regular basis, mainly because it's fun! About every 3-4 months.

My class never knows until they walk through the door, because we don't train specifically for any kind of test. It's interesting to see what he training we do all year supports.

Have fun!

PS thanks for commenting

Tracy Reifkind said...

Maribel,

you're next...but you know that already!