Beginners or those not yet ready to go for 200 snatches consider the followingstrategies. Start with a smaller target number – for example, 25 snatches with each arm.Use the same protocol only working up to 5 reps then back down to 1. For 36 repspyramid up to 6, for 49 pyramid up to 7, for 64 pyramid up to 8, and for 81 pyramid up to9 for each arm.Another strategy is simply to use a light weight for the desired number of reps,gradually increasing the weight over time. A final approach is to increase both the restperiod and total times for the workout. By manipulating these variables, the trainee willsafely work up to the 200 rep workout.Whatever repetition goal is selected, the fact that each workout begins with onerepetition adds a safety factor to the workout since the more demanding sets will occurafter the snatch lift has been completed several times. Time, weight and reps are themotivating factors and provide clear feedback for progress.