Laura’s Weekend of Weightlifting

holleygroupThis past weekend Laura Esposito spent both days with a barbell.  On Saturday she traveled north to Maine for the General Meng Yi Spring Qualifier meet.  It was Laura’s first, and she did great, totaling 96kg in the 63kg weight class (she almost accidentally snuck into the 58kg class), including a clean & jerk PR with a 59kg (body weight) lift.

On Sunday she attended the weightlifting clinic with Holley Mangold hosted right here at CrossFit Fenway.  4 hours of skills and drills, kind of the opposite of the previous day, and in some ways even more difficult.  From all I’ve heard it sounded like an awesome experience.  Hopefully the attendees can share their knowledge and any good new cues.

laurajerkLaura’s been working hard, and I’m proud of her for making the leap into competition.  It’s very different, and not easy lifting in silence, in front of 3 judges, rather than here at home.  Up next for Laura, and Ky for that matter, is the Bay State Games in July at UMass Boston.

April 29, 2014
Split Jerk 2-2-2-2-2-2

6 Rounds:
5 Shoulder-to-Overhead (165#/115#)
30 Double-unders

  11 comments for “Laura’s Weekend of Weightlifting

  1. Kate
    April 29, 2014 at 8:18 am

    SJ: 72#
    WOD: 7:30 (75#, 15 double unders)
    My legs felt like lead on the dubs!
    Great job 6 AM!

  2. Shorty
    April 29, 2014 at 8:19 am

    Great job Laura!

    SJ: 190# (200# x 1.5). Got 200 over my head twice, but ugly footwork prevented the second rep.
    WOD: 7:43 @ 145#
    Wasn’t too focused today. Stared at the bar too much and double under were inconsistent. Great work 5:30am!

  3. Shane B
    April 29, 2014 at 8:32 am

    SJ – 215# – taking is easy to protect my back
    WOD – 7:10 Rx – double unders are coming back thanks to Joe’s help.

    Nice work 5:30

  4. Cal
    April 29, 2014 at 8:48 am

    SJ: 75#. Kept it light to be mindful of my back and this also gave me the opportunity to work on my footwork

    WOD: 5:58 at 75#

  5. Tom Matlack
    April 29, 2014 at 9:00 am

    165# working on technique
    7:41 with 10 DUs and 135#
    Out of it this morning

    Great job Laura!

  6. SamB
    April 29, 2014 at 10:11 am

    SJ: 235# its been a long time since i’ve done 2rm split jerk (1/6/13)… so this was a new best. but didn’t feel strong this morning.
    wod: 8:54 Rx… didn’t feel strong. Way too much resting.
    great job all….

  7. Dan P.
    April 29, 2014 at 11:01 am

    SJ: 185#
    WOD: 7:17 @ 145#
    Had to move to split jerks in round 4 because I have no confidence in my push jerk.

  8. Brooke Ilene
    April 29, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Awesome job, Laura! Sounds like an amazing weekend! Will have to take a look at some of these upcoming events…Erin and I are doing a strength competition end of June in Hopkington (the sign is on the back wall near the swag)

    Split Jerk:

    WOD: 8:47 with 105# and 20 du’s otherwise I’d be there all day…Sam’s rope isn’t the kindest, I must get my own!

    Great bro class!

  9. Tony
    April 29, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    SJ: 205#
    WOD: 7:20 RX – tougher and heavier than I imagined.

  10. Moe
    April 30, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    SJ: 155#
    WOD: 7:50 10 ugly and broken du’s and 95# on the bb

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