It’s time to take things back a year or so, and have a little old-school Outlaw Way style fun…
We’re bringing back the “Beat the Coach” challenges. I’m sure no one but LGA and Kevin Simons remember these, because I think they won them all.
Here’s how it works: once every couple weeks we’ll post a video of one of the Outlaw coaching staff doing some part of the day’s workout. If you can beat their score/time/load, and can get the first video in to prove it, then we’ll send you some free Outlaw gear (jock straps just came in). There will be rules to some of these—like my “old man handicap” for today’s—so make sure you read the instructions carefully.
Beat the Coach 2.1-
Low-Hang Snatch (3 count pause) + Vertical Hi-Hang Snatch:
Here’s the rules:
-I get an “age handicap” on this one. That means you young boys have to add one pound for every year I have on you. I got 205#, and I’m 40, if you’re 25 you’ll have to get 221# to beat me (yes, 220# would be a tie). For the ladies we’re going to go with a typical 70% scale, so your base number to beat is 140# (rounded down a little). However, the age rule still applies, so a 25yo female would need 156 to win.
-There must be a CLEAR 3-count-pause at the bottom of the Low-Hang, and the shoulders must remain behind the bar for the Vertical Hi-Hang to count.
-The Low Hang and Vertical Hi-Hang must be performed unbroken. Obviously the bar may not touch the ground at any time between the lifts.
-If you are wondering “does it have to be a ‘Squat Snatch'”, go wash your mouth out with soap.
-Straps MAY be used. Sorry, D-Rob, Coach Pendlay said it was ok.
-The FIRST video submitted that meets the criteria above will be the winner. Also, we’ll send something to whoever gets the biggest overall number on the complex (ladies will be 70% scale to compete). I’m going to call the biggest overall number prize the “Estrada Championship” for future reference.
-(I guess this isn’t really a rule, but…) This will probably be the easiest BTC to win. Trust me. When Akinwale and Tyminski do one of these… MUHUHUHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! (that’s how you spell an evil laugh, right?)
Speaking of the world’s best snatching competitive exerciser… Call me crazy, but I remember when this was a pretty big Back Squat.
Three things: 1) Yes, he did a variation on Monday’s programmed Snatch work. Shhhh… 2) This is basically part of a complex, and it’s 325#. THREE TWENTY FIVE. 3) Before anyone comments on this; Paul jumps forward because of a massive over-pull that is a by-product of him throwing his head back at the finish of the 2nd pull, and a little too much horizontal hip extension. Usually this would mean inconsistency and major bar tracking issues. However, Paul has a “Klokov-esque” 3rd pull (and flexibility), great patience with his sequencing, and the speed of a world-class lifter. When we fix his over-pull (which we’re starting to work on), I believe Paul will Snatch pretty much whatever he wants.
Paul Estrada – 325# Pause Snatch Pull + Hi-Hang Snatch:
Outlaw CrossFit coach, Adam Garcia, writes about the 100 pounds he’s put on his Snatch in the last year, and why Outlaw CF is the worst gym ever: 100 Man-Ass Pounds and One Full Year at the Worst Gym Ever.
1) 7×1 Low-Hang Snatch (3 count pause) + Vertical Hi-Hang Snatch – heaviest possible, rest 60-90 sec. DEMO VIDEO
2) 7×1 Low-Hang Clean (3 count pause) + Vertical Hi-Hang Clean + Push Jerk – heaviest possible, rest 60-90 sec.
Notes: On both the Low-Hang Snatch and Clean the barbell should be deadlifted to the hang, then lowered to 1-2″ off the floor. Once the barbell is in the Low-Hang position, a 3 count static pause is required. After the Low-Hang Snatch or Clean is performed, without returning the barbell to the floor, the Hi-Hang Snatch or Clean should be performed with little or no forward inclination of the torso. Try to remain as vertical as possible.
1 minute ME Muscle-Ups
*Rest 1 minute.
3 rounds for time of:
5 Wall Walks
5 Push Jerks 185/125#
*Rest 1 minute.
1 minute ME Muscle-Ups