Other Why the talk test matters

Mark Limbaga

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Elite Certified Instructor
So I just checked off the "simple" standard for royal S and S yesterday and since with my practice schedule, afternoons are usually touch up and recharge, I decided to swing the 36kg today and see how it feels, go down a size or two if needed.

100 reps in sets of 10 one arm swings completed and having friends and training partners around forced me to do a talk test often..

Not timing my rest but I felt really good afterwards and as if I got an energy boost...

This experience reminded me why unless testing for the standard, make most of your practice mindful and do not rush the clock.
 

Mark Limbaga

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Elite Certified Instructor
Has this been published anywhere?
It comes up a lot but haven't seen the standards other than snatch and bent press.....what is the simple equivalent?
Thanks....and congrats!
Hitting the "simple" standard is a bare minimum pre requisite.. I suggest you talk to @Pavel Macek to see if you qualify :)
 

Pavel Macek

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Master Certified Instructor
Thanks @Mark Limbaga..... I see. Not up for doing much else at the moment! Just curious to see the standards. Cheers
@ali , here are the prerequisites:

  • At least "Simple" standard both for swings and get-ups. Preferably more than “Simple”
  • “You should have the 1-h swing mastered before you attempt frequent and/or high volume snatching with a heavy load.” (Al Ciampa).
  • Preferably ROP/SFG2 press standard - ladies 1/3 bodyweight military press, gentlemen 1/2 bodyweight military press.
  • Excellent overhead shoulder mobility.
  • Excellent snatch & bent press technique.
  • Access to various kettlebell weights.
  • Frequency: Almost daily practice - 3-4 times a week seems ideal, or 1 day on, 1 day off.
  • Consistency and sticking to the training plan for few months.
 

Anna C

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Elite Certified Instructor
I think he's asking, what exactly did @Mark Limbaga do when he says, "I just checked off the "simple" standard for royal S and S yesterday" (i.e. what is the Simple standard for RSAS)
 

Mark Limbaga

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Elite Certified Instructor
I think he's asking, what exactly did @Mark Limbaga do when he says, "I just checked off the "simple" standard for royal S and S yesterday" (i.e. what is the Simple standard for RSAS)

The RSAS "simple" snatch standard for men

28kg snatches 100 total (that's all I'll give for now unless the author gives the green light for more details)
 
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