Kettlebell snatch

I’ve been working out and not writing stuff down! We were in Missouri for 8 days and got back the night before last. Yesterday I did a WOD involving weighted lunges with 2 x 25 lb dumbbells, knees to elbows, push-ups, and jumprope. Then I shoulder pressed later, only up to 80. I’ve been doing some heavy yard work and going to karate too, planning to test for the blue belt next Tuesday.

Today I warmed up on the rowing machine, keeping strokes per minute under 25 and pace under 1:59.  Then I did 100 kettlebell snatches for time with 12 kg in 3:51, resting 3 times. I rested a few minutes and then did 50 kettlebell snatches for time with 16 kg, switching hands every five reps. This took me 2:13, resting twice. I was pretty happy with these results. In 2007 and 2009 I took the RKC kettlebell snatch test, in which I had to do 100 snatches at 16 kg in five minutes or less. I was doing lots of CrossFit, and all I had to do was practice a few times and I almost took for granted I could pass the tests, which I did. I believe now that I’ll be 50, I would be allowed to use 12 kg, but on the other hand the RKC doesn’t even exist in the same form any more. I think I’ll plan to do the 16-kg RKC snatch test on my birthday in two months. That’s very attainable as long as I don’t get hurt or something crazy.

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