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    para is offline Member
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    Default 1000 snatches with 16kg : I did it.

    when the first time i read, of those very few special men reaching the 1000 no-stop reps snatch with a 16kg kettlebell, I was humble. to me was a quite difficult challenge, because endurance has been always anything difficult to me. power lifts, quick lifts, even odd strength performance were ok for me, but endurance..oh boy, was not my business. Taking home those nasty 37 reps per side with the 24kg baby at the RKC instructors course was for me a real personal best. but a couple of months ago, i decided to give a try, i made some slow improvement at the beginning, and finally, today, I did it. the strange thing is that actually i train in a commercial gym, one of those were spinning and aerobics have the most of clients, and by the way, when they see me sweating and puffing with my strange "cannonball with a handle", they show me some nice respect. maybe nobody asks during the training session, but right after, in the locker room, there is always somebody interested to understand what am i doing and why.
    Today i reached my goal. 1000 no stop reps snatch in 92 minutes.
    of course nothing that makes of me a special person. but anything that makes me thinking that if i can do this, then i can do something else better..

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    ericc is offline Senior Member
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    Default Wow....great job!

    How are the hands?

    Eric

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    Default Nice work....

    93 minutes also might be the longest anyone took. Not an insult, that's takes some serious resolve.

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    David Whitley, RKC Guest

    Default sweet

    shoot me an email to irontamerdave@hotmail.com

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    Default Congrats! How about a description of your training to

    reach this goal? I checked your Training Log, but it wasn't updated to include this.

    How long did this training take? How often did you "test" where you were?

    Any tips or advice for others?

    Thanks,

    Tom

    p.s. I'm in the same boat as you, being better with the strength stuff. I've done 100 reps in a row with each hand with the 1 pood, and have done a few 10 minute SSST-format tests with it, but the 1000 rep test seems like a great challenge that someday, I'll have to train for and do.

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    para is offline Member
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    Default Congrats! How about a description of your training to

    sincerely, i don't update my training log because it takes time that, in most of the cases, i don't have. but in the future i will.
    i start the preparation on mid of april, and tried to train as often as possible (in order to put me under-pressure)but always leaving a rep or two in the basket.
    i took 3 important advices:
    - from D.Withley i learn to go trough this as fast as possible, because it's a kind of work that, if you love heavy stuff, you cant' stand by marathon-like training more than 7 to 9 weeks
    - from Rob Lawrence i learn to drive trough my mind with this challenge. he told me " it's more mental than physical, so try to give out you best number every week.."
    - from MOnster of Germany i learn the technique of the 1000 moves, that consist in training a total of 1000 reps of more exercises,like 100 snatches,100 cleans, 100 jerks,100 swings, 100 presses, and again. of course the first time i had to bend my knees at a total of 500 moves, but this is what really help you.
    in the beginning i made a test every week, following with 2 sessions of 1000moves, and alternating with2 sessions in between with no- balistic exercises, like tgu, windmills, squats of any kind, but with a total of 30 sets only in the range of 10 reps.
    The first test was very low, and i had to stop at 220 snatches, but sincerely i had nothing to lose so i tryed to give my best again.
    the second test, with 440 reps, gave me more confidence.
    the following was a good 520 reps, and this gave the idea to be on the right track, but i had to cut off every work i was doing with heavier kbells.
    a 700 reps test told me "Mario...go on, is the right way"
    the next, with 860 reps, has been the worst, 2 weeks ago, leaving in my hands 2 blisters in the left and one in the right. all due to the warm and humid weather that is now in this part of Italy.
    3 days ago, with a very hot weather, my 500 reps session was like to say my self " you are just a step away....stop crying about your hands and go for it!"
    Today, around the 200reps, i felt decently ready, at 400 i was ok, at 500 i start feeling stiff in the legs, but...
    around 700 i told myself i just had to do it, even with stiff shoulders..
    in the mid 800 the hands start to feel stiff like wood...go on man..
    900: now everything but hair is in pain, but i feel so well inside my self that nothing can stop me...
    1000: as i finish, i would like to tell it to my friends, to scream of joy, but all i can do is to run to the bathroom because when you try things like this with no breakfast but only 3 coffes in your stomach, be sure that nausea is the only possible result!!

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    rifstonian Guest

    Default excellent.

    that is a long time to do snatches. well done.

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