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    adam27roswell is offline Senior Member
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    Default Hands torn..now what?

    Well what do I say... i"m yet to get a proper hang of the snatch, and here's what went down

    1. piece of cloth wrap I used as a light cushion for my KB snatch were misplaced, and thanks to my stupidity and ignorance in handling the KB while coming down during snatch ripped the skin right off my palm just under the the base of my finger.

    Comrades....really need some suggestions here, do I continue with light swings or wait it to heal.

    Also, could someone tell me during the snatch test is the fingerless cotton gloves allowed?

    MAY Day

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    I'm far from an expert but from what I read and learned, if your hands are torn, you better stop snatching or they won't heal as fast.

    As for the snatch test, no gloves (of any kind) are allowed.

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    Adam how many snatches are you doing in a row? Have you tried chalk on your hands?
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    Let your hands heal.

    Add high pulls to your swing training, preferably with a bell heavier than your snatch weight. Release at the top, and re-catch near the backswing. It's maintaining contact with the handle that tears the skin so learn to snag the bell out of the air with confidence. High pulls have some friction but less than snatches, so they will build calluses instead of blisters.

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    master the drop and catch. practice that where there is no fear of dropping it
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    Hey Tania....around 20 in one go each hand for the first set, try and touch 15 set each in second and around 10 or 8 each per hand in the third set. But with this tear, it's become a pain to snatch the 24 kg KB

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    adam27roswell is offline Senior Member
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    Will try ... but not so confident with letting go of the KB in the air.. but for sure will try it

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    adam27roswell is offline Senior Member
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    Thanks Eric...I'll try and work on it along with the high pulls, while my hands heal

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    adam27roswell is offline Senior Member
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    Thanks Guys.... gathering from all that you have advised.... here's what I'm planning to do

    High rep swings
    a. single hand and double hand swings
    b. Single hand high pulls
    c. Drop & catch (need to learn this)

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