I hit the 80 sets of 8 for the forth time last Friday 12/4 in the 15:15 protocol and I planned on trying to complete it for a fifth today but felt great at 80 sets so I kept going to complete 100 total sets of 8 for 800 snatches in 50 minutes. My hands are hamburger but whatever! I plan on doing more of this as I get closer to my goal of 50,000 total snatches. As of today I am at 41,880.
I did timed snatches with the 16kg bell today. I did sets of 8 with each arm with approximately 15 second rest between hand switch. I did 100 sets of 8 in 49 minutes and 45 seconds.
Snatch – 16kg bell – 80 sets of 8 – 800 reps
I decided to wear my heart rate monitor to get a feel for the intensity of the training and ended up with the following data over the 50 minute workout:
My Maximum Heart Rate @ almost 41 years old: 179
Avg Heart rate: 180 or 100% of my max
Highest Heart Rate Reached: 192 or 107% of max
According to a great website I found I burned 970 calories in 50 minutes based on an AVG heart rate of 180 over 50 minutes. Here is the website: Calculate Calories Burned.
PS – I was also motivated by my wife – Fabiana O’Brien RKC – as she completed 700 swings with the 16kg bell next to me as I was training. Not quite the 1000 swings with the 24kg of Tracy R. fame but she wants to get there.