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the one arm snatch may not be the all end, but maybe it is…2H swings included? I find grip strength limits my explosiveness with both 1H movements. Double 24kg snatches are more explosive than a single 32kg for me. It may simply be my tiny carny hands as an anomaly though.
I can mostly attest to the 1h snatch. As I used it the past three years and still use it. Because it convinced me in so many ways, and I have no doubt that it will serve me well in the future. Sometimes I think that I still do them, because my hands have toughened to the extent that they still rip from time to time. Apart from blisters here and there doing so many snatches over and over is against the "fitness" laws.
in the famous "limited to just one exercise" thought experiment the (heavy) 1h snatch would be it. With A+A guidelines you can explore your own realm.
then why not? 2-3 reps per repeat, recover and repeat. Or double cleans. Or the clean and jerk. When the mobility and technique is good one can start to build volume over time.Double 24kg snatches are more explosive than a single 32kg for me.
The protocol is blue-collar work through and through: punch in, do your work, and punch out. There are no “gym” goals; the only goal is to make you a stronger and more enduring you. It is work that is intense for short period of time, followed by a rest period while you prepare to do more work of the same kind. Conjure the images of loading a truck, chopping wood, farming, working on your own home improvements—you move to accelerate loads, then recover during your body weight movement back to the next load. The relatively short work period combined with a sufficient recovery period, in the context of extended sessions is what allows A+A training to increase strength-endurance while improving health. This method of training increases your biological resiliency rather than depleting it.
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