*reps*

*x mass = work*

*reps x mass x scale = work*

Snatch: 100reps x 28kg x 1 (scale) = 2800 units work

Swing: 125reps x 32kg x 0.7 (scale) = 2800 units work

I estimated that scale because I think a swing is roughly 70% (0.7) of a snatch. That estimate is based on a comparison of S&S and the Snatch Test. To me, a snatch test at 28kg and a S&S swing session at 40kg have about the same RPE, same time, same reps. 28/40 = 0.7. You may disagree and I’d love to hear about it.

Using the snatch as our base unit of load, what does a clean look like? Is it half the work of a snatch? 60%? 40%? What about a press? A double clean and press? A squat? A TGU???

I’d also be curious if anyone has a way to empirically determine that scale. The PUSH band comes to mind but I have no idea what all that thing can do.

Feel free to let your geek flag fly. If I can’t follow the math or logic I’ll ask for some clarification.