THE OPEN 15.2 OBSERVATIONS
15.2 was nearly as tough this year as it was last year when it was 14.2. That means we either did not do enough overhead squats and chest to bar pull-ups or it’s just a rough combination. Perhaps a little of both?
Doing this workout twice was successful for some, but for most it was not. If you went all out on your first attempt, doing 15.2 two or three days later was not enough recovery time to perform this workout any better than the first time. The athletes that were seduced into a second effort because they were a few reps from completing a round discovered that getting into that oh-so-close next round remained a daunting task.
Warm-up and mobility. Perhaps it’s our age? We cannot say enough about properly warming up and performing the right mobility exercises. Lisa watched my poor performance on Friday night and made the observation that I did not warm-up enough. Not being one to just address the problem and not have a solution, Monday afternoon Lisa gave me a list of warm-up and mobility exercises to facilitate my second attempt. It paid off. I went from 27 reps to 66 reps, more than doubling my score. Thanks Lisa!
Ali (135) and Ben (188) were outstanding in the Scaled division! The usual suspects are out in front for the Rx’d division: Matt (141), Melissa (140), Lisa (125), Pat W. (121), Angelo (114) and Andy (107). Great work! Three more athletes have to be mentioned, not for their scores, but for their accomplishments: After a few months of training and not being able to overhead squat 25 lbs., not too long ago, Courtney was able to get 45 lbs. twice yesterday. Courtney spent a lot of time practicing and refused to quit. You cannot teach that kind of “heart”. Ashley did her first pull-up during 15.2 and Kelly did 9 pull-ups! It was the first time that Ashley and Kelly did regular pull-ups during a workout. Excellent “rising to the occasion” moments!
OTHER OBSERVATIONS ON THE PASSING SCENE
Tom climbed to the top of the rope on Sunday. We apologize…we have no photo yet. Congratulations Tom!
Nicole deadlifted 330 lbs. yesterday! YEAH NICOLE! Nicole and Melissa are competing in a local powerlifting meet in April!
Jay deadlifted 410 lbs. yesterday as well! YEAH JAY! Jay’s deadlift is a mere 55 lbs. from being triple his body weight!
Workout of the Day
Find your 1 rep max.
10 minute AMRAP:
5 hang power clean 115/75#
5 box jumps 24/20″
10/5 push-ups (10 -men/5-women)
Post your scores to.