Unfortunately (for MPH), Sidra C. heads West tomorrow to Portland, OR. Sid is a “Globo Gym” original, one of the thirty-or-so rescued from our old spot. Always reserved, she stealthily began getting stronger and started improving in all the lifts—squats, deadlifts, and of course, the Olympic lifts. Her only tic: an immovable, staggering objection to dropping under the bar in the clean and snatch. Only after, oh, three years did we finally coax her to begin thinking about that pesky final pull, and suddenly, well, her numbers say it all! Sid is a completely different athlete than when we met her—better, stronger, faster, and a million times more confident. Sid, we will miss you so much.
Safe travels, and good luck in Portland!
–Rebekka and Melody
15 repetitions for time:
2x squat clean + jerk @ 205/135-lbs.