Saturday, May 4, 2013
My GS Adventure Continues with Saturday Training
I'm not supposed to be back to my GS training yet "officially", but I thought I'd play around this morning with the 16kg snatch. I ended up doing five 2 min sets with one hand switch (1 min R/ 1 min L), resting for 2 minutes in between sets.
One minute R and one minute L is hardly training for GS, but to be honest I think the very first time I had ever snatched for an entire minute long on one hand with the 16kg was just this past year! Funny how it doesn't even scare me anymore at all. More than 1 minute with a 16kg? Well, it starts to get really scary after 2 minutes. At that point, considering where I am right now, I bow to the GS Gods!
Using only a 12kg comp bell I warmed up with:
1 sw/1tr x 10 x 2 sets (30/30)
1 sw, 1 sn, 1 tr x 12 x 2 sets (1 min/1 min)
1 sw/1 sn R for 30 sec + 1 sw/1 sn L for 30 sec x 2 sets (one set w/16kg)
21 R/22 L
21 R/18 L
19 R/ 19 L
19 R/17 L
18 R/15 L
98 R/91 L
Now, when I can get these numbers without stopping or switching! lol...yeah I'll do it! (I get to train with at least one woman that has and believe you me, I'm taking notes!)
Somewhere along the line I remembered how to breath! But honestly, there were so many elements to technique I was trying to think about. Mostly how to "skip" my hand from one grip over my palm into a different grip in order to save my hands. The heavier the bell the more brutal it gets on the hands/grip.
Onto swing practice....
I am having so much fun designing the Intermediate Top 40 workouts! So Meg and I did some serious "1 minute plus" swing combinations. I like to practice new stuff with a variety of rest intervals looking for that "sweet spot". Not too hard, but not too easy either! We ended up completing, probably just around 1000 swings in about 40 minutes. I say about because I did not have a Gymboss to count intervals and after journaling what I think we did. (I know, I know! Those that know me should be shocked that I didn't keel over and pass out without my Gymboss!) Anyway, I seem to have come up a minute or so short of swings, but I'm not 100%. Let me tell you, it felt like 1000 reps! (14kg for me)
8:30-9:30 Intermediate class. 600 swings, multiple sw/snatches. Goblet squats and Halo's
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