+1 to @rickyw
1-2x/week for tonic or maintenance
3-4x/week for actual improvements in strength/power/endurance/muscle development/feeling good/being able to use a heavier kettlebell, etc.
In this way it's much like LSD/cardio, or strength training (or pursuit of any new quality, really).
Missed your response as I was adding the second part. That helps.I did it 3times a week and will do so again.
To add to my inqutry, I can do S&S every day. Recovery isn't an issue, so I wondered if snatching every day would be similar. Granted I am not trying to crank out 500 snatches a day. Just looking at 20 repeats of 5 per day.
My background in snatches isn't that deep but I have spent the past three months getting my technique dialed in. I generally enjoy it, especially as an AA approach. I snatch the 24kg, which is just about right but light; I feel like a 28kg would be more of what I need, but I am waiting for the bell to come. Meanwhile, I am building my base.
Anybody have the time or experience to sort me out on this?
That is very helpful. It's just one of those things that popped into my head. I am still at the stage of building up volume. I have taken care of my hands, and they have held up within reason. No tears.You could try it, but I suspect your hands would not handle quite that much total volume, as @ShawnM said. And I think you would miss out on some benefits of building longer sessions. I just feel like the longer sessions bring about some more adaptations that you wouldn't get from a straight 20 repeats every session. A longer session is hard enough that you need a recovery day (or at least a day off from snatching), then you come back stronger. I'm just not sure snatches play by the same rules that swings do in S&S daily/moderate training. But, no proof of any of that... just my thoughts.
This is the formula I am seeing for myself. There is so much benefit to all of these, including the TGU and snatch being my favorite movements.