The Jackie Finals on Saturday was a lot of fun, and there were some blisteringly fast times.
Congratulations to the winners:
Jialeou fastest and most improved woman - 8:28
Ben Lehmer fastest male - 6:50
Stephen G. most improved male RX - 10.36%
Boon most improved male Int. - 23.08%
Ish most improved male Beg - 16.37%
Daron 2nd most improved male RX - 9.68%
Along with the fast times and awesome improvements, there were some disappointing performances. Many participants could not uphold the movement standards, which proved very frustrating for them. Some athletes' times increased due to the strict movement standards.
The take-away from this experience is to make sure that you are moving through a full range of motion. Take the coaching you get in the box, and make the necessary changes to your movement. Sometimes that means taking a deep breath and exaggerating the range of motion, and other times it means reducing the weight. Do what it takes to meet the requirements.
Mobility Homework: Here's the page - do this before your training today if at all possible.