It's Saturday afternoon. The temperature is in the low 70's. It's humid and looks like it might rain some more. But before it does, I grabbed by kettlebells and headed outside for some Snatching. I also brought along the video camera to record myself. And this is for two reasons, (1) to get an objective view of my form and (2) to solicit comments and suggestions on how I might improve.
It's funny when you watch yourself for the first time. I make a lot of funny faces. It looks like I might be in pain during some of this. And I am somewhat. The forearms are still sore and the left shoulder still makes rice crispies noises when I hold the kb in the overhead position. This doesn't hurt but I seem to focus in on it a lot to ensure I don't do anything that might injury me.
So, you'll see some clips of my Snatching first the 20kg and then the 24kg. I clips are a bit out of sync with the actual workout as I thought it better to show things in the order presented.
My workout as a whole looked like this...
1-Hand Swing / High Pull / Snatch: 16kg - 10 / 5 / 5 - once through Left, then Right
Snatch: 20kg - 10/9 (I thought it was 10/10 until I watched the video)
Snatch: 24kg - 5/5
Rack Walk: 32kg switched sides once through
Overhead Walk: 32kg same
Snatch: 20kg - 10/10/5/5 (this is where the video starts)
Although it might not look it, the 20kg Snatches feel pretty good to me. I intend to build these up a bit more before moving back up to the 24kg for volume.
Also don't mind my touching my face in the video, there were a lot of gnats outside flying around in my face the whole time. And my hands were getting sweaty too, as you'll see me wiping my hands on my shorts and shirt. I might need to invest in some lifting chalk!
Please, comments ... =)
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