WOD For Wednesday 1/15/14


WOD For Wednesday 1/15/14

Partner Wednesday!! This workout is in honor of Mike Jenkins. He wrote this workout the Wednesday evening before Thanksgiving with the intention having his members complete this WOD on Thanksgiving morning. This was the last workout he ever wrote. Mike Jenkins (November 3, 1982 – November 28, 2013) was a professional strongman competitor from Westminster, Maryland.[1] Jenkins worked as a high school athletics director when not competing as a strongman.[1] He was a college and professional football player before switching over to strongman competition in 2007.[1] He won the Maryland’s Strongest Man contest in 2007 which qualified him for the North American amateur national strongman championships later that year and he placed sixth in that contest.[1] He placed second in the North American nationals in 2009.[1] Jenkins competed in the inaugural Arnold Amateur Strongman World Championships in 2010 and won that contest.[1] This victory earned him his pro strongman card, as well as an invite to the 2011 Arnold Strongman Classic. He competed in the 2010 America’s Strongest Man later in the year and placed second behind 3 time champion Derek Poundstone.[2] He entered the 2011 Arnold Strongman Classic placing second overall ahead of the reigning World’s Strongest Man, Zydrunas Savickas.[3] and qualified for the finals of the 2011 World’s Strongest Man contest, which, though winning the first 2 events, he had to withdraw from after suffering a back injury, finishing in in eighth place overall. Jenkins won the 2012 Arnold Strongman Classic, finishing ahead of former champions Derek Poundstone, Zydrunas Savickas and Brian Shaw,[4] and won the Giants Live event in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on March 17, 2012, which qualified him for the 2012 World’s Strongest Man contest later in the year.[5] He set a joint world record in the hip lift event with Nick Best with a lift of 1,150 kilograms (2,540 lb).[5] Mike Jenkins died on November 28, 2013, aged 31, in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.[6][7] From our Coach, Geoff Blake: All those things were true, but what made him an amazing person is how kind and thoughtful he was. I met him at the lifting comp, and he messaged me that evening about what we were talking about. Sue would tell you the same, as well as anyone else that met him.

Partners Split Reps evenly. Burpees are completed together.

Met-con: 3 Rounds for time: 28 Goblet Squats 70/55 28 KB Strict Overhead Press – 14 each arm 55/35 28 Step-Ups 24/20 28 Ball Slams 28 Lunges – Bar in the front rack 95/65 Every minute do 2 burpees

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