Many of you are hard mother-effers. You wouldn’t be here if you weren’t. I’ve seen some pretty crazy things in my time coaching and even in the short amount of time we’ve had this site up. But I’m pretty sure, as far as the abroad Team Outlaw goes, I now have an official #1 moment.
Jake Neubauer finished 16th in the Open out of the Northern California region. He had a self-professed “freak out” on WOD 1 at Regionals and finished a disappointing 36th. He has been on the program for a while now and is consistently putting up some great numbers.
Saturday, as I was reading through the email notifications to check everyone’s times, I almost dropped my phone when I read that Jake had posted a 8:07 on the run/muscle-up/push-press WOD. I had just gotten off the phone with BP, and he had what I thought would be the best time of the day with a blazing 8:52 (even more impressive considering he hasn’t run in 6 weeks). I immediately shot Jake an email that basically said, “Holy SHIT! Did you get it on video?” Jake responded and said he didn’t and said he had thought about having his wife video, but now it was too late.
At about 8pm Saturday night—New Year’s Eve—I received an email. It was from Jake and it talked about how much better he’s gotten since he started the program and how much more confident he is going into this season. It also had an apology about the cinematography on the attached video. The video, with the bad cinematography, was of Jake… DOING THE WOD AGAIN.
Except this time he did it in 8:02. Zero bullshit-this gave me fucking chills.
1) 4X2 2 Hi-Hang Snatch High-Pulls + 1 Hang Squat Snatch – heaviest possible, rest 60 sec.
2) 4X2 2 Hang Clean High-Pulls + 1 Hang Squat Clean – heaviest possible, rest 60 sec.
3) 4X3 Flat-Footed Clean Pulls @ 115% – rest 75 sec.
5 rounds for time of:
3 Power Cleans 185/120#
Midline (time permitting)
5 min AMRAP of STRICT Toes to Bar.
Notes: There should be ZERO swinging momentum on each rep. Also, do not use the ground to start the movement. Hang absolutely still before beginning each rep.