With a few free minutes this afternoon, I wanted to give something I had read a try. Rather than performing as many Snatches as possible within an allotted amount of time, I wanted to try performing a single Snatch at regularly timed intervals.
So to start I grabbed a 12kg bell and decided to Snatch once every 10 seconds. I would hold the bell overhead until my Gymboss told me to go.
I did this for 4 minutes. That equated to 12 Snatches on the Left side before switching over and performing 12 Snatches on the Right side. With this weight 10 seconds overhead felt like a long time to wait.
I then decided to try it with the 16kg bell. But this time set the Gymboss to beep every 5 seconds. Only 2 minutes through this time. But again, performed 12 Snatches on the Left followed by 12 Snatches on the right. Five seconds seemed a bit too short for this weight. I would like to feel a bit more solid in between Snatches and this seemed just a bit rushed.
This sort of system might allow me to up my numbers while still keeping focus on my form during each rep. I'll have to settle into a good interval for the 16's, work up to bigger numbers, while making sure my forearms stay well. Then do the same (eventually) with the 24kg.
I think this will be a good addition to my program!
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