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I've tried searching for more info on the A+A protocol with snatches, but can't seem to find anything. Or rather I can't use the search function correctly. Could someone point me in the right direction, thanks.
@aciampa This characterization jives with something I've been thinking about recently- strenghth/fitness/athletics/whatever as a "way of life," as opposed to a shiny new toy, object of compulsion, fad, something to show off with, or immediate gratification item. I've been trying to understand the fascination with the latest "program" that will give "x, y, and z" in weeks. Approaching physical activity as a part of a good life, the more years it takes the better!this is a philosophy that is a very long term approach
I like to muse about it too. There may be a hidden joy to be not 20, heck 30 anymore, but that is no prevention to act non-sensible at least in some aspects. There is no substitution for experienced experience. Regarding training I had quite some thanks to great teachings of some great guys from SF, and here on the forum.thinking about recently- strenghth/fitness/athletics/whatever as a "way of life," as opposed to a shiny new toy, object of compulsion, fad, something to show off with, or immediate gratification item.
in the last seven days I used 40kg five reps per repeat:Once you get the weight you want to work with, what is (on average) the snatch volume per session ? Or simply, do you stop when tired ?
This is the truth. Studies, theories, etc. have a place for academicians, researchers, coaches, etc. who know how to use them for their field, but successful athletes always gravitate towards experience. When a group of athletes work out for awhile, and know each others skills well, and all of a sudden one gets a little faster or stronger than expected, all the others want to know what they did differently and they'll follow that over their own coaches advice every time. Experience gained over long time and passed along is always the best teacher.There is no substitution for experienced experience.
Just to clarify. This is 10 total reps per exercise?My other strength work I keep around 10 total reps about 4-6 times a week.
Not that I'm anywhere near where @Harald Motz is, but I just bumped up the weight in my A+A practice and it's pretty damn satisfying. After a few months of sets of 8 reps, I increased the weight, dropped the reps per set down to 4, and am supplementing the snatches with two-handed swings (sets of 10) until my snatch gets smoother at the new weight. There's something pretty neat about grabbing a 'bell that's in the "heavy" category in your brain, and just sending floating over your head...just wondering if you feel like superman snatching a 40kg, because I'm feeling pretty damn good just using a 20kg.