LC is an interesting one. Recovery may be easier due to lower volume. However, in my opinion it is the lift with the highest probability of injury. We can argue if snatch is more technical, but because loading is more significant errors in the clean technique will get your back screwed up very quickly. In fact, LC is the lift where you see bad technique most often, even in high level competitions.JasonC wrote: ↑Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:36 pmYep, I'm a convert to the double jerk. It just makes me feel like a fucking boss, in a way that the snatch doesn't. And the jerk is easier on my cardio: in long snatch and jerk sets at the same level of performance, my heart rate in the jerk is routinely 20 bpm lower than the snatch. Psychologically, that makes it a much "friendlier" lift to me.
The next question for my teenage-girl-like "dear diary" training angst is, what GS discipline will I choose as my New Big Goal? I'm 46, and I'm hungry to MS in something in the open division (i.e. not veterans) while I might still have a chance. The choices look like this:
- Biathlon is cool
- LC is easier to recover from, with its lower volume (Dunn pointed this out to me)
- Snatch is where I have the most experience and the best form (and in the AKA they give you a snatch-only option. That makes it seem like the "smart" choice, though not the coolest.
- Shit, now they even have "kettlebell marathons" where you do 30- or 60-minute sets with unlimited hand switches. Not quite so glamorous, but if that turns out to be more realistic for scoring an MS at my age, I'd seriously consider it.
IKSFA also allows competing in snatch only, by the way. Not a bad choice I think. My latest run with GS was snatch.
As far as MS is concerned, with age this becomes less realistic goal, unless you have a solid background in other sports. Endurance athletes in general do better in GS. But then again, being able to do any GS lift with 32 kg is a goal worthy of chasing. I think.