As much as yesterday’s post was “for the children”, tonight’s post is for the old folks (or is the correct terminology “the aged”). I’m positive that we’ve seen more bad-ass masters competitors on this swing than anywhere else on earth. Lemme give you a few examples…
This is a pic of two times Games competitor Janice Spray. She’s 46 years old, did 132 Burpees on 12.1, and Clean & Jerked an easy 150# at the Seattle camp (@ a bw of 105#).
Oh, that dude in the pic with her? That’s her 19 year-old son, Daniel, who quietly Snatched 225, Clean & Jerked 275#, and scored the most reps on our conditioning workout Saturday afternoon. Daniel weighs 150# and moved through five sets of eight Push Jerks @ 155# completely unbroken.
What’s that saying about the apple not falling far?
Next is Diana Shaw who owns Graham CrossFit in Puyallup WA. Diana just won the 53kg weight class at the 2012 American Masters by 24kg, and also qualified for the non-masters National Championship in July. She’ll hopefully be heading there after an appearance in the new 40-44 division at the Games.
Diana Shaw – 165# Clean & Jerk (@ 117#):
Last but not least is Lisa Rendic from TJ’s Gym.
Lisa is a newly minted 40 year-old who competed on the team for TJ’s that finished in 6th overall at the 2012 Games. In 2012 Lisa was 16th in the Open in the NorCal region, and she just won the masters division at the OC Throwdown. On Monday night she pr’d her Clean & Jerk at 185#, then 190# in succession. I talked her in to trying 200#, which she caught, but couldn’t quite stand up with.
I’m sure at some point it will be totally normal to see this level of performance out of 40-plus athletes, but when I get to see them succeed right before my eyes it’s pretty damn cool. I mean Becky Conzelman did just put up a 5:14 “Amanda”. Is there anything “the aged” can’t do?
1) 5×2 Snatch from blocks (just above knee) – heavy but perfect, rest 60 sec.
2) 5×2 Clean from blocks (just above knee) + 1 Push Jerk – heavy but perfect, rest 60 sec.
Notes: The 1 Push Jerk should be performed after the 2nd Clean.
7 minute AMRAP of:
8 Push Jerks @ 155/105#
-then (no rest)-
1 minute AMRAP of:
UB Hang Power Cleans @ 155/105#
Notes: This effort is one unbroken set. The set begins when the bar is picked up, and ends when the bar hits the floor. You have one minute to complete as many UB reps as possible.