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Post by KPj » Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:08 am

Ok, my final numbers are 46KG/100lbs, one rep, both sides.

Done this last night. Went for a second with each side but just felt stupid - just didn't have it in me.

Weighed myself this morning and was 1 KG down, woohoo. 77kg / 170lbs. Which basically puts that DB at 60% bodyweight. I'm happy with that. I'm mad that the 50kg seems so far away so, and, yeah i missed that target. I wish I spent week 3 and 4 doing the hang DB snatch, think that would of made all the difference.

Thanks for doing this challenge. This lift has been on my 'to learn' list for ages now. Probably would of been on it for ages again if it wasn't for this challenge, and this has added a nice new element to my training.

OH, btw, I hit a PR on Tuesday with a 400lbs Sumo Style DL. Coincidence? hmmm. My Sumo isn't good at all, always feels horrible to me, but when I train it, my squat and conventional just magic themselves up. Interestingly, my snatch grip DL has always been more than my Sumo DL, which doesn't make much sense. Whatever... You should do the stuff you're bad at. I'm good at conventional, bad at Sumo. Sumo improves, everythin improves.

I honestly thing this DB snatch is a factor. My stance for the snatch is pretty close to my Sumo stance. I also generally "feel" more explosive. Also box squated lastnight and my training partner said on the first rep of everything my bar speed was "amazing", coming off the box, which is unusual for me.

Moral of the story - I Heart the Snatch

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Post by Blue Running Man » Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:23 pm

Still can't manage the 100lbs, stuck on the 95's.

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Post by Jungledoc » Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:43 am

I 2 heart the snatch. My progress has been interrupted by going back to the states, where it is hard to lift consistently. It's been fun learning this lift. I'm really still practicing and greasing the groove with 55#. I'm going to keep doing this lift in my routine for a few weeks and take the weight up a ways yet.

Thanks, Stu, for getting me going on this.

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Post by stuward » Sat Mar 28, 2009 1:10 pm

I still haven't gone above what I started at, although my left is now as strong as my right. I'm going to keep doing it often as I think it's a very useful exercise. I'm glad you like it.

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Post by Hoister » Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:01 am

I converted my 1db snatch 1 rep with 182.5lb per side to 2reps left and 3reps right.

I upped my 1 rep for both r/l to 185 even.


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Post by hoosegow » Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:27 am

Hoister is strong.

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Post by Jungledoc » Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:38 pm

I just wanted to say thanks for this challenge. My transition to home assignment in the US came in the middle of this, and sort of messed up my lifting. But this challenge inspired me to learn a new lifting skill which will be of use to me for many years. I'm leaving the DB snatch (the one-arm move that I chose for the challenge) for the near future, and intend to keep taking it up as far as I can.

It's also made me curious about Olympic lifts in general, and made me wonder if I really could learn to do them.

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Post by robertscott » Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:47 am

doc you could try a hang snatch with a barbell, it's not half as scary as you might think

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Post by manofsteel1385 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:15 pm

hoosegow wrote:Hoister is strong.
pst.... hoister strong?? hahah yea right he's weak have you seen my numbers!!! haha yea right dude must be built like a tank jacked out of his mind haha thats crazy numbers for real.

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scary progress

Post by Hoister » Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:06 pm

Body weight - 192+
Right hand db snatch - 202.5 x 3
Left hand db snatch - 197.5 x3, 202.5 x 1

All performed as muscle snatches.
I feel like i can pull fire hydrants out of the ground...

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Post by Jungledoc » Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:49 pm

POUNDS??!! IS THAT POUNDS???

Sheesh! Aren't you one of us old guys? Didn't you just have a heart attack a few months ago? And you are DB snatching over 200 POUNDS?

My land, that's impressive. I don't think I could DL 200 pounds one handed.

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Post by stuward » Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:58 pm

Video!!!

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Post by Han » Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:11 pm

Pretty sure it's not kgs. Damn.

Reading back through this post makes me want to incorporate this lift. Think I'm going to play around with it in my new workout. When I get my equipment for home I'll probably do push/pull/legs (legs at the gym on weekends) so I imagine this would fit in nicely on pull day.

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Post by Jungledoc » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:00 pm

This makes me think that it's time for a challenge.

Ideas?

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Post by arefin » Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:53 am

o far, I've done 100 lbs with my right arm and 95 lbs with my left on Dumbbell Snatches. I think I'll shoot for 105 lbs each arm.

PS.) I only count good, clean reps where I stick the catch and lockout. If I have to take a baby step to the front, side or rear to save the lift, then I don't count that rep.

Or you can visit

http://integral-options.blogspot.com/20 ... natch.html


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