So what has been going on...with each passing week I am become more confident with my ability to pass the certification. I am nervous about the fact that people will be staring at me and judging my technique but that is to be expected.
But can you snatch? Yes, I do believe I can. I have been following Iron Body Studios certification program and training with Artemis. There was a problem with my snatch. I was opening my hand at the top. Once I started opening my hand another problem resulted...crazy bruising at the wrist bone. It was very painful and it was evidence something was wrong with my form.
I explained the painful problem to Artemis and it was solved. Break the arc! Now it took some work and I am still working on form but I am much improved from when I began this journey.
This week I started snatching with my test weight. I did 9 rounds of 9 with 12 KGs on Saturday. This is what it looked like.
There were some pictures with crazy ass faces. Those will not make the internet.
Listening to Artemis pays off...until I had a couple set backs. The first one was this.
This big ugly blister on my left hand after snatching at work last week. I don't show this as a badge of honor but an area of snatching. Was I doing my snatching correctly? What was going to happen when I did a gazillion snatches before the test? How was I going to prepare before the test? I cut off the skin but not quite enough of it. I made the brilliant decision to attempt to pull it off. Ouch. It is healing and I am still able to snatch.
My second concern became...how was I ever going to be able to pass the snatch test. I wasn't snatching enough. I twisted my perspective. I was thinking I was snatching 90 times in 9 minutes. Nope....180 in 9 minutes. I will be good. Yesterday's work out at Iron Body Studios will Artemis increased my confidence just a bit.
This is what the testing will look like!
and this (This is a better video.)