We have been working on our snatch for over a month now. In some ways all of our training and practice has been for this workout, Isabel. Isabel is a classic CrossFit workout that first appeared on November 11, 2004.
Isabel is intended to be very, very fast, with the best athletes finishing in under 3 minutes. It is an absolute sprint and a test of your phosphgen-creatine and glycolytic metabolic pathways.
Isabel is also a great test off your accuracy and mental toughness. As you start to fatigue, which you will, your form naturally starts to degrade. Your goal is to find the balance between grit and grace. How fast can you go while still keeping good form?
Stay focused, especially, on your pull from the floor. All too often, as athletes get going fast, the bar starts to drift way out in front. This will smoke your lower back. Sweep the bar back as you pull your knees back and out of the way. Keep your chest up to protect your back as well. The key to this workout is efficient form and consistency. Good luck!
30 Snatches 135/95#
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