JoEllyn McAtee qualified for the American Open on Saturday. Here is her 164kg total.
The fact that she qualified is not necessarily remarkable. Most of our regional/games level athletes have qualified, as well as seemingly a thousand other competitive exercisers. What is remarkable, is that Jo went 6 for 6, and matched her PRs in both lifts. This is especially impressive because just a few months ago Jo’s lifts were wildly inconsistent, and on Saturday she was as technically sound as possible.
To show how far she’s come, here’s Spencer’s analysis of her lifts from less than three months ago.
Hang Snatch: 1X3@60%, 1X3@70%, 3X3@75-80%, 3X2@85-90% – rest 60-90 seconds between all sets.
1a) 5X4/8 Front Squat/Back Squat @ 75% of 1RM FS – rest 60 sec.
1b) 4X8 Weighted Ring Rows (feet even with rings) – heaviest possible, rest 60 sec.
4 rounds for calories and reps of:
60 sec ME AD for Cals (sub Row if no AD)
ME UB C2B Pull-ups