Tuesday, April 17, 2018

TSC Wrap-up

Bad screen capture of an underexposed video of Randy getting 15 (yes 15!) pull-ups at the TSC. That beats me, I only got 13.
We had a great showing at the TSC on Saturday.

First - thanks to Jeremy for putting on a great competition! He moved 16 folks through all three events with no delays. We started on time, and were done in time to enjoy some Wayne's BBQ. (thanks Todd for picking that up!)

We had 8 competitors from inside the gym, and 8 from around the area. I love when we can bring like-minded athletes to the gym to see what we do.

Going off the top of my head: Sarah, Liz each got a PR on the deadlift. Both breaking the 200lb barrier! Todd got 21 pull-ups! Everyone improved their snatch test count since the last TSC. So the work is paying off.

I'm most impressed that we were all on par with the visitors who participated. I figured, that since there would be some self-section bias that the people who would get up early to drive to Boulder to a new gym to do this very specific competition would be the best in the area. And they probably are, but you are too because we all performed well. I'm really proud of you guys for making us look good!

Rob was a really good sport. He just moved to Boulder from California, and was expecting to do a drop in class to try us out and didn't expect to have to participate in the TSC. I just thought "hey new guy in the gym, he must be here for the TSC" and told him to go get weighed in and warm up. Sorry about that, Rob! We're normally not that crazy.

Start planning now - next TSC will be in 6 months. Everyone who did it had fun, and you will do. It's not scary! It's a really mellow competition.

Today's Workout

with a barbell:

squat 5-3-3-3x3
5 pull-ups between sets

then, with a kettlebell:

dead stop double clean 5x2 heavy
press 3x(5+5) light
double front squat 3x5 light
snatch 5x(5+5) medium