Another 5-Minute Snatch Test


Yesterday’s workout was entertaining. 

Another 5-Minute Snatch Test.

This time with a heavier kettlebell than the 24kg kettlebell I’ve been focusing most of my attention on these past few weeks. 

I didn’t quite go balls to the wall – but I gave it about an RPE of 8 to establish a baseline to work up from. 

Got 22 less reps in 5 minutes – just by using a kettlebell 4kg heavier than what I’m used to.  This tells me many things.  Most importantly, that I need to spend time with much heavier kettlebells to make the 24kg feel comfortable cardio-wise. 

I’m on the prowl for a heavier kettlebell to add to my collection of single KBs.  I have a 4kg (actually 10lb, but I call it a 4kg in my log), 7kg (actually 15lbs…), 16kg, 20kg, 24kg, and a 28kg KB.  I want to get a 32kg at minimum.  Heavier would be okay too.  I don’t do much pressing with either arm because my left is so hampered with past injuries.  So snatching and swings are really 90% of what it will be used for. 

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About bencrush

38-year old multiple USAWA record holder who enjoys grip strength training, bending steel, and sharing my knowledge of training in both areas. A new addition to my training interest is the Highland Games. Had my first contest in July of 2010 and was hooked from the first throw. Armwrestling has now gotten my attention in a good way - I have some strong armwrestler friends who gave me a taste of it on 5-14-11 after the KC Qualifier II grip contest.
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