16.2 might go down as the most redone workout in Hale’s history of the Open. Usually we take the “one and done” approach, but we saw many of you try again, push harder, and greatly improve your scores.
Open WOD 16.2 was:
0:00-4:00: 25 T2B, 50 double unders, 15 squat cleans
4:00-8:00: 25 T2B, 50 double unders, 13 squat cleans
8:00-12:00: 25 T2B, 50 double unders, 11 squat cleans
12:00-16:00: 25 T2B, 50 double unders, 9 squat cleans
16:00-20:00: 25 T2B, 50 double unders, 7 squat cleans
*only move on to next 4:00 cycle if you finish ALL reps
Those short 4 minute windows left a lot of us questioning…could I have gone just a little bit harder?! Those first two rounds were fast and furious. Improving on one missed skip or faster transitions often meant making it to the next round.
The results reflected your hard work, whether the first or second time around. Lots of PRs on doubles or toes to bar for those of you whom chose to go Rx. TONS of squat clean PRs all around. With the big jumps in weights, some of you skipped over a 5 or 10lb PR and went straight to bigger numbers.
Dianne won our Spirit of Hale award for the week, and if you saw her face when she made her first 65lb squat clean, you know why. She skipped her way through the workout on one leg and stepped up to the squat cleans knowing they were heavier than she’d ever lifted before. Despite a few missed reps, she picked up the barbell over and over and ultimately hit a new PR weight of 65# a handful of times.
The Smoking Dragons won our team spirit award with their “creative” Macarena battle dance. It may have been more appropriate in this week’s 90s theme, but way to bring back a classic!
Many thanks to everyone for the epic MJ danceoff.
If you missed it, check out Facebook or Instagram for video footage.
Congrats to the following athletes for PRs this week: Jennifer, Evelio, Bonnie, Cecilia, Dane, Lilly, Chiekel, Dianne, Thao, Carlos, Angel, Malia, Robyn, Julianna, Jeff, Candice, Jessica, Chris, and Ashley.
Top scores for the week went to:
Full leaderboard can be found here
Team points for 16.2:
1.Herd of Unicorns (41 pts)
2.Tiger Claw (35 pts)
3.Smoking Dragons (31 pts)
4.Legends of Hale (23 points)
Overall team standings:
1.Herd of Unicorns (88 pts)
2.Tiger Claw (70 pts)
3.Smoking Dragons (58 pts)
4.Legends of Hale (52 pts)
Open 16.3 will be announced LIVE this Thursday at 5pm with Shawn Ramirez and Nick Paladino (two top Masters athletes) competing.
Friday’s theme is the 90s–so many ways you could go for this one. Look for an email telling you all about the unicorns’ winning strategy later in the week. Just kidding. But that was totally worth the dance off.
See you soon,
Heidi “MJ leaks” Heidi
REMINDER: Please post your scores as soon as you complete each workout. If you choose to repeat a workout, you may update your score at any time, but it’s better to have SOMETHING in than forget come Monday at 5pm. Also, please be sure to post all PRs on the board and ring that bell! You earned it! Let’s celebrate it! (And your team gets points for these things).
Workout of the Day for (3-9-16)
Wed. March 16th 6:30pm group class cancelled and 7:30pm Missfit cancelled.
Mobility Seminar: Shoulders workshop $39. Wed. March 16th 6:30pm-8pm Sign up sheet at front desk open to members and non-members.
Every min on the min for 12 mins
3 deadlift 275/185 even min
10 push ups odd min
rest 5 mins, then
Every min on the min for 12 mins
3 strict press 135/95 even min
10 pull ups odd min
Goal is to lift heavy on the deadlifts and press, so select a weight that will be heavy for 3 reps, but not impossible
on pull ups/push ups, focus on staying tight through the middle and getting through them in less than 30 secs