What the L?!
Complete as many rounds in 20 minutes as you can of:
7 Handstand push-ups
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Level 2 WOD:
25 BJ 28”
25 C2B PU
25 KB Sn L
25 KB Sn R
25 OH Lg 25#
25 Thtr 95#
25 Back X 25#
25 Burpee WB
25 DU (unbroken)
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Muscle power equals willpower
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For Derek Jeter on his 37th birthday (AKA, athletic decline associated with aging)
Better late than never: the belated NE Regionals wrap-up from Coach Mike K.:
Regionals this year was an awesome experience! The amount the Games has grown and the improved caliber of the competition continually impresses me each year. Competing with everyone on the team was a lot of fun and it was great to see everyone who came up to support!
I was doing the thruster ladder WOD on Day 1. For the men, the bars started at 155# and went to 295# in 10# increments. I felt pretty good going in… but they were very strict about feet staying still for the rep to count. It was definitely on my mind since I didn’t want to miss an easy weight due to a technical mistake… especially as the first person to go in my heat.
I made it through 225# successfully. 235# felt light, but the bar came forward off my shoulders and got pressed out a bit in front of me. There was no way I could make the lift without taking a step forward, so it did not count. I feel very confident I would have gotten 245# and probably 255# if I had the chance, both of which would have been thruster PRs. I did want a crack at a few more barbells, but either way, I felt good about that one.
Day 2 was the deadlift/box jump WOD for Jackie and me. Our heat was at 9am, so we made sure to get there early and do some extra warming up. I do not particularly like morning workouts, things always feel heavier and I am always tighter and less mobile early in the day. My main focus was not to go out too fast and keep a steady pace. The bar felt a bit heavier that it should have when I was warming up, but that was probably more due to the time than anything.
So, 3,2,1, go and we start. Some people were moving faster off the bat, but apparently I finished my half in one of the fastest if not the fastest split times for the team men. Then I tagged Jackie in and she KILLED the rest of the WOD. Cutting about 2:30 off the last time she did it including the time it took her to change the weights!
Later when the rest of the team was doing the 250s WOD, I really wanted to jump in and help… although they didn’t need any… Those WODs are always fun when its a team-style chipper. It was also impressive watching Mishik blaze through the majority of the double unders unbroken.
As it turned out I had all the shorter, lower-volume WODs for the weekend, but it made the most sense to split it up the way we did. On the bright side it saved me the torn-up hands from the weekend that almost everyone who touched the pull-up bar seemed to have.
We didn’t make the cut for day 3, but we did move up 6 places from where we qualified. Would have been great to do the day 3 WODs too, but we were all happy with our performance… maybe next year. It was a great time overall and I would encourage more people to go in the future to at least watch, or even better to try and compete.
To any members who are at least a little curious, definitely do some type of competition. Even if you think you can’t hang, the competitive environment brings something extra out of people, and you may be surprised. For instance, Jackie did her first strict HSPU ever, or if you look back to the ’09 Games when Annie T. DNF’d the WOD but did her first muscle-up. And in every WOD, the last person to finish would always have everyone else cheering them on through the last rep, and they often got the loudest cheers from the crowd for their effort. It was a great event to be a part of and I’m glad we got to send a team.
Keep working on your goats, improve your skills, get stronger and I hope to see more people out there next year. It’s a great experience you won’t regret.
Mike K. rocks the plyo push-ups back at the Black Box (photo montage courtesy of Eric):
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