Wednesday, April 9, 2008

600 snatches, 30 min straight

Wednesday afternoon I kept Mark company during his Maxv02 workout by snatching the 12kg for 30 minutes straight, no rest, 10/10 x 30.

My pace was key. I had snatched the 12kg, 12/12 for 20 minutes last time I did my 1000 snatch workout, before dropping down to 10/10. (I think) I want to do this, minimum, at least once a week, increasing the set by an additonal 10/10 until I eventually get to 60 sets of 10/10....60 minutes straight. I'll vary my workouts inbetween, by increasing the number of reps per set, 12/12, 15/15, one minute each side, etc...

Although I'm getting more efficient at snatching the 12kg, it still will build strength to carry over to snatching the heavier bells.

10/10 x 30 = 600 points
5/5 x 3 = 30 snatches, 60 points

Running snatch total 4656 + 660 = 5316

OH yes...and that was after 2, back to back, Bikram yoga classes this morning! (90 minutes each class, 104 degrees).


leslie said...

WTF!!! (Wow, that's fabulous!)

Jen said...

Wow Tracy! You're a STUD! Good job. I bet you're in first place!

Gabi said...

600 straight is well beyond the scope of my imagination! That's way too much, even of calories, let alone snatches :)

But that "pacing is the key" makes me curious. I usually snatch fast to get the set over with :D I'll try slowing down a bit next time I do "longer" sets.

Tracy Reifkind said...

leslie, love it! (WTF)

Not much soreness today, surprisingly.

Tracy Reifkind said...


I'm not keeping track, but Adam commented on how I was in the top three....considering only three women are participating, I don't know if it's that great, lol!(just kidding)

Tracy Reifkind said...


This snatch workout was specifically for points. It wasn't an actual workout. Like I mentioned, I'll "train" the snatch by increasing the reps between arm switches.

I found snatching for 1 minute per arm very challenging (2 min. set) And from my past experience, training with the 12kg will carry over to the 16 and 20kg. So I'm just focusing on volume and building strength with longer holds.