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2015 Vintage CrossFit Open Perspectives: Matt Lyle

How long have you been doing CrossFit?
I started doing Crossfit in November 2014 when my wife Mimi and I joined Vintage.

What was your exercise program like before joining Vintage?
I play competitive ultimate frisbee and my exercise program included elements such as interval running, pull ups, and squats.

Why did you decide to participate in the 2015 CrossFit Open?
I wasn’t sure about it at first, but knowing there would be a scaled decision helped alleviate some anxiety and the fact its sign up was pitched at the start of every class for weeks helped wear me down.

Which workout did you find the most challenging?
It’s really hard to say, as I found all of the workouts extremely challenging. I was the most exhausted after 15.5 and had to learn 2 new skills to Rx 15.3.

Which workout was the easiest?
It’s hard to think of any of the workouts as easy, but 15.5 was my best overall finish, although I think it is the last workout I would choose to do again.

Did you set any PRs (Personal Records) during the Open?
I was fortunate to hit several fitness firsts during the open, including: a PR for my clean and jerk, first muscle ups, first hand stand push ups, and PR for my power clean.

Which Vintage Open team were you on and what was your team experience like?
I was happy to be a member of the Snatch Bandits. I am positive that I would not have achieved any of my PRs without the support of my #Snatchbandits teammates, fellow Vintage athletes, and the coaches/judges. The atmosphere at the Friday events was really something special.

Have you set any new fitness goals based on your experience during the Open?
I want to continue to work on my mobility and Olympic lifting technique. I also want to learn how to efficiently string gymnastics movements together rather than having to resort to single reps.

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Lyle after completing 15.4 by achieving both his first HSPU and setting a clean PR

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2015 Vintage CrossFit Open Perspectives: Joni and Glenn Sharman

How long have you been doing CrossFit?
Joni Since October 2014, so about 6 months
Glenn About 2 months
What was your exercise program like before joining Vintage?
Joni On a good week I’d go to the gym 3x a week, but I would just do cardio and a couple of the machines
Glenn I used to weightlift a lot in high school and in college, and a little in grad school. Mostly exercises that focused on chest, back, shoulders, arms, +- legs and abs. I’d been really inconsistent in working out since moving to Houston about 6 months ago, until I joined CrossFit.
Why did you decide to participate in the 2015 CrossFit Open?
Joni I wanted to push myself and see what all the hype was about
Glenn The CrossFit instructors did a great job of advertising it at the beginning of classes. It sounded like a fun way to become part of the community and see what CrossFit workouts are like.
Which workout did you find the most challenging?
Joni No question…15.5, halfway I wasn’t sure I was gonna be able to finish, but I was able to push through and complete the workout much to my muscles misery the next two days
Glenn The more recent workout (15.5) was really challenging – probably because this was the only workout that I was able to complete Rx. The rowing wasn’t as bad as the thrusters, but I’m still feeling the pain 4 days later.
Which workout was the easiest?
Joni I’d say, 15.2 only because I couldn’t do the chin-ups so I only did 1 round of overhead squats
Glenn I’d say that none of them are easy – because there’s always room to push yourself to exhaustion. Even the most fit people in the gym are exhausted at the end (they just finish the workout in half the time or do twice the reps as me). That said, I think 15.4 wasn’t too bad. I did the scaled version which was 10 reps of cleans and overhead presses, repeated. I found the overhead presses pretty easy at the scaled weight, but the cleans more than made up for it.
Did you set any PRs (Personal Records) during the Open?
Joni Yes, on 15.4, #65 push press, #75 clean
Glenn Since I’ve been doing CrossFit for only 2 months, it’s easy to set PRs for me. I’ve already seen a lot of progress in what I can do – both in my endurance, strength, and knowledge of how to perform the sometimes technically challenging movements/lifts.
Which Vintage Open team were you on and what was your team experience like?
Joni Team Bacon, and it was really fun, a great way to get to know people in the gym and build community
Glenn I was on Team Bacon, and I had a really fun team experience. We hosted the 90′s themed night, which I think was probably the best one (I’m perhaps biased). Being cheered for while lifting was a new experience – it really is motivating to do your best.
Have you set any new fitness goals based on your experience during the Open?
Joni Just to push myself more on the weight, I’d also like to master the elusive double unders
Glenn My goal is to continually increase my endurance and strength, particularly of my core. I’m still learning how to properly perform the olympic-style weightligting movements (cleans, jerks, snatches, etc.). I’m also need to improve my ability to perform gymnastics (e.g., kipping pull-ups, toes-to-bars, handstand pushups). Flexibility is also a problem for me, so I’m trying to loosen up.

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2015 Vintage Open Perspectives: Rachel Major

How long have you been doing CrossFit?
8 ½ months
What was your exercise program like before joining Vintage?
Tennis twice a week with an occasional run for good measure.
Why did you decide to participate in the 2015 CrossFit Open?
Beer. (jk, I wanted a reason to push myself and otherwise bond with the box. And beer.)
Which workout did you find the most challenging?
15.3 was loosely based on Dante’s 9th circle of hell.
Which workout was the easiest?
15.1 or 15.2 (bc I didn’t last very long)
Did you set any PRs (Personal Records) during the Open?
Pull ups! An entire 5 of them. And my clean and jerk.
Which Vintage Open team were you on and what was your team experience like?
Snatch Bandits and awesome. Everyone was incredibly supportive and Justin makes a great team captain.
Have you set any new fitness goals based on your experience during the Open?
Since the 2015 contained so many lung burners, I plan to work on my endurance fitness. It was, and is, my biggest weakness. Will Nash, you have been forewarned.

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Rachel during 15.5

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2015 Vintage CrossFit Open Wrap-up

Congratulations to all our athletes who participated in the 2015 CrossFit Open whether it was attending Friday classes and performing the workouts, coming on Friday nights to cheer on participants, or completing the workouts during the Friday Night events.

The CrossFit Open is an opportunity to connect with the worldwide CrossFit community. Many Vintage athletes completed the workouts abroad, ranging from Wyoming, to Las Vegas, to Puerto Rico! The CrossFit Open is also a chance to truly test ourselves. These five weeks provide a benchmark that we can use to assess our strengths and weaknesses.

Thank you to our four teams: Snatch Bandits, Deadlifters, Mo Reps, and Team Bacon for organizing unique and fun parties each week. Thanks for your great team spirit and for welcoming new teammates and making them feel at home.

Thank you to all our judges. We were able to run large heats so we could finish as early as possible and start the celebration due to the number of judges we had. Thank you guys!

Remember to enter your social media, friends & family, participation, and clothing points on the scoring spreadsheet here. These scores are used to determine the winner of the 2015 Vintage Open!

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