In working with the kettlebell snatch I got to a point where it was going a little stale. So I decided to shift focus towards a sub-goal that would carry over to that main goal.
Instead of snatches I’d do swings.
More specifically I set a goal to do 300 swings with the beast, a 48kg or 106 lb. kettlebell, in 10 minutes.
Just the other day I accomplished this feat. If you’d like to watch the video here it is.
These aren’t super high swings, just to hip level, which is plenty tough for that volume. More than anything this was a mental toughness workout.
I figured the best way to do this was on an interval, like I plan to do with the snatch test. Every minute I did 30 reps, which left approximately 15 seconds of rest. That ain’t much especially on the last few minutes.
As a side note some of my training leading up to this was to do a set without setting the bell down. My best was 150 reps, with alternating hands.
I also did many swings with two hands instead of one. But this is harder in that your hands get so pumped up and have no time for rest.
Now that I’ve hit this goal, I’m back to focusing on the snatch.