Power Snatch / "Isabel" Class WOD
- Power Snatch
- Build to Heavy Single
- For Time:
- 30 Snatches (135/95)
Before we complete the classic CrossFit benchmark workout “Isabel”, athletes will build to a heavy single power snatch, prioritizing movement quality over load. The heavy single is relative for the day. When form starts to break down, that is a great place to stop. This 15 minutes to build in weight allows coaches to opportunity to spend time out on the floor seeing and correcting movement in a more controlled environment. Doing more work here makes life easier when athletes begin to add speed in the metcon. In order to hit the correct stimulus, we want athletes choosing a weight on “Isabel” that they could complete at least 12-15 repetitions unbroken when fresh.
About the wod
One option to help pace this out appropriately is to think of this as a three part workout: the first ten, second ten, and final ten repetitions. If athletes come out too aggressively on the first ten repetitions, the final twenty repetitions are more likely to be spent in panic mode with sacrificed mechanics. With each “round”, athletes can look to find a higher gear. The first ten repetitions are all about moving well and breathing, whether these are single repetitions or small sets. If these are approached well, athletes will be able to find a slightly quicker pace for the second ten repetitions and finish strong with the quickest ten repetitions of the day. With this being a benchmark workout, athletes may have previous scores that they can reference.