What was great about yesterday was that we saw one of our newest members and one of our oldest members make a some gains yesterday in the WOD, consisting of a 500 meter row, and then 3 rounds of 5 Push Jerks (70/50k), 10 Box Jumps (24/20″), 15 Deadlifts (70/50k), and then an 800 meter run.
The first was with Sarah. She had finished her strength, set up her bar, box, and then was waiting for the WOD to start. As she was milling around she began eyeing her co-worker’s 30 inch box jump. She then wondered aloud whether or not she could actually jump on the box.
It took only a little bit of coaxing before Sarah gave in. She set her feet, sprang up, and then landed softly on top of the box. It was that easy, and she made it look easier and easier each time she did it thereafter.
It was a result of this attempt though that drove her decision to take on the 24 inch box in the workout for the first time ever.
As for our other first, Marco has been a longtime member at the gym. He has made tremendous progress while at AMRAP, but the Push Jerk was something that he always scaled back on because of concerns with form – until yesterday.
Marco did all of his Push Jerks at 65k, which is the heaviest weight he’s ever performed the lift in a WOD. Plus, although the weight was clearly heavy, he managed it well, and all of the previous concern and past attention to form was evident in all of his lifts.
So kudos to everyone who tackled the heavy weight overhead yesterday, and to all of the other firsts that I may have missed.