I've posted publicly how this particular movement's technique, when done with a 16kg, has eluded me, making my progress with it less than satisfying, so I would prefer to practice in private for now. My snatch sets however, even though my technique is more of a hybrid of sorts, at least keeps me feeling as if I'm worthy in some way of participating in this world of Kettelbell Sport.
The last few weeks I've had some 18kg and 20kg snatch sets in my weekly program preparing me for my next upcoming competition in Costa Mesa February 22 ( https://www.facebook.com/events/512797025461089/) where I'll be testing my 16kg jerk and 16kg snatch in what's known as the Biathlon Event. It is my goal to snatch 200+ reps in 10 minutes with one hand switch; that is the number I'll be hunting......or should I say, I want 200+ to hunt me! My jerk, again, is another story, but one I've been gaining confidence with and, fingers crossed, I expect, and I will, produce a respectable result.
This mornings 18kg snatch set was challenging. Funny how the feelings you bring into a set will manifest into reality! I was a bit fearful of the numbers, and the bell did not feel "floaty" at all. Somehow the number "65" messed with my head. 60 would have been okay, 70 would have been okay, but 65 was a bit freaky. Long story short; I gutted out the first 65 reps starting at about rep 50! Good Lord 50 is a long way away from 65! At least that's what started playing with my head. Had I looked at my previous set, last week, when I did 79 I probably would have calmed my ass down! Anyway, I thought it would be fun to post the last few video progressions. Somehow my 6 minute set never made it to Youtube and was deleted on my Ipad, but I have the numbers. Here are my sets over the last few weeks, posted backwards, starting with this morning.
Today (Jan 30)