I stopped doing barbell training and got my first KB a few months ago and did the PM for a while, and then moved on to C&P Ladders. Also did a couple of barefoot sprint sessions a week.
Last week I had a go at the snatch and got hold of it pretty quick.
I did just a few reps the first day and left it at that.
The following day I just did 10 – 15 mins of random snatches – some left, some right, rest a bit, repeat. …didn’t count reps or anything, and it felt like one of the best ‘workouts’ I’ve ever done!
A couple of days later I did another snatch workout: Ladders of 2, 3, 5 left & right up to 120 reps total. Was all going great until the 120th rep, when I tore two calluses on my left hand!
Took a few days off and tried to take care of my hand. Last night I tried snatching again and could only manage a few reps – my hand started hurting again so I stopped. Obviously it hadn’t properly healed.
Part of the problem is obviously technique. Another part is my KB is finished in ‘hammer tone’ type finish, which isn’t rough, but has a texture. The final part of the problem is that I got a 20kg kettlebell thinking I was tough enough, but now realise I should’ve got a 16kg!
Due to circumstances, I will need to hang on to the 20kg for another month, then I will get a 16kg. Don’t want to sand it down or anything as I will need to sell it on.
Until then I’d like to continue developing my snatch skills and keep it as the main focus of my workouts.
My actual question is: When I search for snatch-based workouts/routines/protocols etc, all I seem to see are things like SSST, and VWC, which seem like you’d need a solid foundation of snatches first…?
How do I go from learning the snatch, to doing hundreds of reps with good skill?
Should I carry on just doing random sets/reps maybe 3x a week until I get better?
Should I do 5 minutes of snatches every single day?
Or should I just jump into something like VWC?
Or maybe do the PM with 12 mins of snatches twice a week instead of swings?
Any suggestions would be muchly appreciated!