Friday, September 19, 2008

Isabel . . . forgotten post . . .

Isabel: 30 snatch @135lbs . . . hahahaha

anyway, Troy said: we can do it right . . . or fast. Okay.

So did about 50, 30 for time with weight . . . long time, low weight . . .

Anyway. I think it was a 35lb total. I need to get some 10lb and 15lb bumper plates to practice these at home . . .

4 comments:

DougK said...

So you did the scaled Randy WOD without too much comment about form. Now with Isabel you're down to 35# and fewer reps.

Is it the difference between power snatch and full snatch or some greater elightenment?

Just askin', trying to learn. Not pointin' fingers.

TexasPatrick said...

It's funny, but there is a huge difference, at least in what I was doing.

I mean, the difference in a power clean and a full clean is that ballistic front squat under weight. Same with a snatch and a power snatch, only now we're talking the inherently unstable overhead squat . . . and catching it there.

So, was my form good on Randy? Oh, I doubt it very much. My back was a little ouchy afterward which meant I probably had a lot of "soft" pulls, i.e., not good arched back position.

When Isabel came up, it gave me a chance to practice the whole shebang under a coaches eye. I could have power snatched a LOT more than 35. Maybe up to a girls weight . . . Ha!! and I think I could have legitimately practiced with say 65-75lbs, but I figured if my trainer was willing to watch me do 50 full on snatches, I'd better take the opportunity. And it did fine tune some stuff. So I suppose there was a method to my madness, just not well explained.

Rock Bottom Bruce said...

what?

TexasPatrick said...

no no no Bruce, the phrase is "Do what?"