Dumbbell Snatch Standards?
Got a great question from a reader/ viewer in Canada.
Q- Really enjoying the FSC video series as well as the latest edition of Functional Training for Sports. Just one quick question regarding strength standards. Your hang clean standard for female athletes is 90% of BW for 5 reps. ( basically 135 x5 for a 150 lb player or 60K x5 for a 70K female)
For a variety of reasons we are using DB snatches. Adjusting for bilateral deficit , would it be unreasonable to set the DB Snatch standard at 60% of BW x 5/5 or is that a bit high for incoming varsity hockey players?
A- 60% is going to be high? Our stronger girls who can clean 135 lbs. x5 use 50-60 lbs in the dumbbell snatch. That’s probably about 30-33% of bodyweight?
If clean is 90% of bodyweight x5 , bar snatch would be about 45-50% of bodyweight for 5 reps. That would make db snatch about 25-30%