Wednesday, April 6, 2011

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  1. rdavies05 | April 6, 2011 at 8:57 am
     

    OTB:

    20, 21, 17 clapping push-ups (did squat jumps to touch ceiling rather than long jumps due to space constraints).

    Wasn’t able to time the running rounds.

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  2. mike | April 6, 2011 at 9:44 am
     

    So I just watched the WOD 11.3 demo on the main site. What’s with the crated dog in the background? Is that supposed to be an artistic statement?

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  3. coach | April 6, 2011 at 10:43 am
     

    Gang,

    Before anyone suddenly becomes a purist and bemoans the “loose” standards for workout 11.3 (too late), let me assure you that this is the best possible scenario.

    Implementing a no-press-out-in-the-jerk standard at this speed and on this scale—20,000 athletes—with one, hopefully qualified judge for every competitor, would be very difficult (which in no way suggests we still won’t see it in the coming weeks). This says nothing of validating those athletes competing via video submission, either.

    We’re standards people—purists at heart, whether we like it or not. And, just because something is difficult hardly means it should be avoided. But, we’ve already seen some posted scores that… … …caught our attention. In this, the worldwide Open environment, athletes compete against the standards, other athletes and their competitors’ judges.

    At Olympic weightlifting meets, three judges determine the accuracy of an athlete’s single lift. Hell, when Mel and I judge the Barbell Team on “competition Sundays,” we sometimes conference after an attempt to make sure we get the call right.

    And, don’t forget that enforcement of the no-press-out standard at last year’s sectional competition was horrific. I distinctly remember Dave R. had several flawless repetitions taken away, while some of his competitors had press-out after press-out passed by their judges (you might remember I had a “run-in” with his judge, a perfectly nice guy, that I had to apologize for later—a surprise to no one). There was no squat component to judge last year either.

    So, relax. Have fun. Control what you can, and in a few days that will be ground-to-overhead with a squat in the middle.

    John

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    • Mrs. F | April 6, 2011 at 2:12 pm
       

      It will be fun, definitely.

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    • T | April 6, 2011 at 3:29 pm
       

      Some of the posted scores also..caught my attention. And some of it was not positive attention.

      I think this workout is going to be tough; it’s going to be heavy, and it’s going to hurt. But it might also be fun. And figuring out whether pc/thruster or squat clean/jerk (or, pc/front squat/ jerk) is more efficient for each of us will be interesting.

      Although the standards give a lot of leeway, I think the “more fit” people will end up on top, and the less fit on bottom. And isn’t the point of this?

      That said, I fear there will be a lot women who just can’t manage this weight; 110 overhead for a 120lb athlete is going to be tough. The number of eligible athletes may drop after this round.

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    • coach | April 6, 2011 at 4:27 pm
       

      John’s right. The thruster requires more strength than the jerk, too, so strength will be the determining factor no matter what overhead move is used.

      Melody

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      • T | April 6, 2011 at 5:06 pm
         

        Well of course John’s right..if John is not right, the universe will spin off its axis. Just me? Awkward.

        Seriousness: I agree, Mel. The thruster might be more efficient, but at 110 it requires strength that most of us don’t have. Bergeron can clean/thruster this, and I’m sure Christy can, but for most of us, it’s going to be a gut-check. Squat clean it (or clean/ front squat it), then jerk. And do it again. And again. And it’s going to suck. But it’ll also feel amazing when it’s over.

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  4. b-kay | April 6, 2011 at 2:03 pm
     

    –Scores–
    Neil A.: 175-175-185-lbs., 2:34, 2:48, 2:41
    Mike S.: 165-180-195-lbs., 2:34, 3:11, 3:16
    Christy P.: 155-155-155-lbs., 2:08, 2:24, 2:16
    Jeff W.: 125-135-135-lbs., 4:07, 4:15, 4:23
    Ross K.: 135-135-135-lbs., 2:39, 2:47, 2:10
    Drew P.: 135-155-165-lbs., 2:22, 3:00, 2:02
    Bill S.: 95-95-95-lbs., 3:16, 3:45, 3:57 (65-lbs.)
    Roselena R.: 105-105-105-lbs., 3:38, 3:13, 3:04
    Josh O.: 135-155-170-, 2:15, 2:52, 3:47
    Dave R.: 205-220-230-lbs., 2:18, 3:06, 3:04
    Steve D.: 175-190-195x-lbs., 2:33, 3:15, 3:02
    Mark C.: 115-125x-105-lbs., 5:10, 5:40, 5:10 (75-lbs.; sub: 200m run, sumo-deadlift high pull)
    Ysbrant M.: 115-115-115-lbs., 2:36, 3:35, 2:30 (75-lbs.)
    Marco M.: 175-185-190-lbs., 2:55, 3:00, 2:46
    Ted K.: 105-115-120-lbs., 3:42, 4:13, 4:07 (85-lbs.)
    Michael F.: 125-135-140-lbs., 2:38, 2:34, 2:45 (85-lbs.)
    Beau R.: 105-115-115-lbs., 4:38, 4:02, 3:52 (65-lbs.; sub: hang power clean and jerk)
    Jeff T.: 105-105-105-lbs., 4:32, 4:50, 5:03 (65-lbs.)
    Jessy C.: 75-85-85-lbs., 4:43, 4:50, 4:42 (55-lbs.)
    Katie M.: 65-65-70-lbs., 4:11, 4:07, 3:29 (45-lbs.)
    Alex M.: 140-150-160x-lbs., 2:41, 2:59, 3:30
    Borja G.: 140-150-160-lbs., 3:18, 3:16, 3:15
    Robbie S.: 140-150-160-lbs., 2:43, 3:45, 4:04
    Derek B.: 130-140-150-lbs., 3:25, 3:24, 3:16
    David S.: 120-130-130-lbs., 3:30, 3:55, 3:50
    Larry B.: 120-130-140-lbs., 3:45, 4:04, 4:16 (85-lbs.)
    Steve M.: 125-130-130-lbs., 3:58, 4:00, 4:00 (85-lbs.)
    David O.: 150-160-165-lbs., 3:11, 3:58, 4:08
    Josh M.: 140-150-160x-lbs., 3:10, 3:07, 3:15
    Brian T.: 140-150-160-lbs., 3:15, 3:45, 3:24
    Ivy F.: 115-125-130x-lbs., 3:16, 3:22, 3:15
    Holmes H.: 85-95-105-lbs., 3:51, 3:52, 3:28
    Matt H.: 85-95-105-lbs., 4:23, 4:29, 6:28 (65-lbs.)
    Mayra C.: 75-85-85-lbs., 4:03, 4:27, 5:01
    Jen M.: 75-85-95-lbs., 3:20, 3:36, 3:35
    Keith W.: 85-85-85-lbs., 1:55, 2:20, 2:11 (55-lbs.; sub: hang power clean and jerk, 15x no pushup burpee)
    Brian J.: 95-95-95-lbs., 3:18, 3:43, 3:32 (65-lbs.; sub: hang power clean and jerk)
    Caitlin S.: 85-85-85-lbs., 1:33, 2:05, 2:08 (55-lbs.; sub: hang power clean and jerk, 15x no pushup burpee)
    Julie G.: 55-60-60-lbs., 2:55, 3:20, 2:38 (45-lbs.)
    Krishnan S.: 55-60-65-lbs., 3:23, 3:14, 3:08 (45-lbs.; sub: hang power clean and jerk)
    Sean M.: 8, 7, 6, 7, 6, 1:36, 1:50, 1:37 (sub: max strict bodyrow, 10x squat + 10x pushup + 15x no pushup burpee)
    Charlie S.: 1:20, 1:40, 1:24 (135-lbs.; sub: 5x deadlift + 5x pushup, 10x squat + 15x sit-up + 15x lunge)
    Bill G.: 1:20, 1:15, 1:05 (135-lbs.; sub: 5x deadlift + 5x pushup, 10x squat + 15x sit-up + 15x lunge)
    Kirsten P.: 14, 9, 7, 3, 3, 1:50, 1:40, 1:50 (sub: max strict bodyrow, 10x squat + 5x pushup + 15x lunge)
    Ralph B.: 105-105-110-lbs., 3:38, 4:01, 4:30 (75-lbs.)
    Jim M.: 85-85-85-lbs., 3:10, 3:18, 3:15 (75-lbs.; sub: front squat)
    Campbell R.: 85-90-95x-lbs., 3:42, 4:50, 4:34
    Rachel Z.: 45-55x-45-lbs., 3:57, 4:23, 4:16 (35-lbs.)
    Keena S.: 55-55-55-lbs., 2:47, 2:41, 2:37 (35-lbs.)
    Diana D.: 55-55-55-lbs., 3:44, 4:55, 3:55 (35-lbs.)
    Livia S.: 3:47, 4:28, 4:10 (sub: 10x clean and jerk + 10x sit-up)
    Andrew R.: 145-165-170x-lbs., 3:00, 3:38, 4:08 (85-lbs; sub: clean)
    Thomas M.: 95-110x-103x-lbs., 3:00, 3:12, 2:59 (65-lbs.)
    Tyson S.: 105-115-115-lbs., 3:08, 4:12, 3:28 (75-lbs.)
    Kris C.: 85-80-80-lbs.
    Ashley T.: 75-75-75-lbs., 3:19, 3:00, 2:55 (45-lbs.)
    Set S.: 70-70-70-lbs., 3:45, 4:26, 4:28 (45-lbs.)
    April H.: 35-35-35-lbs., 2:55, 2:58, 2:56 (45-lbs; sub: deadlift)
    John M.: 85-90-90-lbs., 4:04, 5:38, 4:32 (45-lbs.)
    JC L.: 75-75-75-lbs., 3:15, 3:16, 4:07 (45-lbs.; sub: hang squat clean and jerk)
    Jennifer M.: 55-55-55-lbs., 3:20, 3:20, 3:25 (35-lbs.)
    Alexis P.: 55-55-55-lbs., 2:44, 2:56, 3:57 (35-lbs.; sub: hang squat clean, 200m run)
    Meghan M.: 155-160-165-lbs., 2:51, 2:58, 3:00
    Sakar P.: 140-145-140-lbs., 3:16, 3:47, 3:51 (85-lbs.)
    Wayne C.: 105-115-115-lbs., 2:52, 2:40, 2:43 (85-lbs.; sub: push press, deadlift; 4x)
    Cristian D.: 95x-85-85-lbs., 3:25, 3:38, 3:18
    Jesse L.: 95-95-100-lbs., 3:50, 4:00, 4:11 (65-lbs.)
    Jeff B.: 100-110-115-lbs., 3:06, 3:08, 3:01 (65-lbs.)
    Anne M.: 80-85-90-lbs., 4:41, 4:53, 4:34 (45-lbs.)
    Lee P.: 85-95-95-lbs., 3:58, 4:24, 4:02 (65-lbs.)
    Jenn J.: 65-65-60-lbs., 3:22, 3:52, 4:39 (45-lbs.)
    Anna H.: 80-80-80-lbs., 3:52, 4:28, 5:45 (55-lbs.)
    Leota B.: 85-95-90-lbs., 4:08, 4:20, 5:38
    Alissa G.: 80-85-90x-lbs., 2:59, 3:27, 3:58 (55-lbs.)
    Ben T.: 85-90-95-lbs., 3:40, 4:25, 4:13 (75-lbs.)
    Stuart W.: 110-120-130-lbs., 4:35, 3:43, 3:57 (85-lbs.)
    Katherine C.: 75-80-80-lbs., 3:31, 3:53, 3:25 (55-lbs.)
    Scott T.: 45-45-65-lbs., 3:55, 2:29, 2:32 (45-lbs.; sub: hang power clean and jerk)
    Ryan A.: 85-85-85-lbs., 2:53, 2:24, 2:20 (75-lbs.; sub: hang power clean and jerk, deadlift)
    Bobby M.: 75-85-85-lbs., 2:24, 2:10, 2:25 (45-lbs.; sub: hang power clean and jerk, 25x squat)
    Jerry C.: 75-85-85-lbs., 3:18, 3:20, 3:18 (85-lbs.; sub: deadlift)

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  5. sidc | April 6, 2011 at 10:04 pm
     

    OTB: 5, 4, 3. Then: 5:30 ( I have issues with math and machines, so I accidentaly ran half a mile the first time) 3:05, 3:14

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