My hands are susceptible to ripping. Or maybe it's that my 165 lb. bodyweight makes me have to grip harder, kip harder, and rip harder. Two years ago, my hands would have been an utter MESS after 15.1!
But now, after prepping my hands this week with RIPT's Daily Dose and Grind Stone, and completing 105 toes-to-bar this am in 15.1, I managed to avoid ripping to badly. I got through it with one single rip on one finger. Nothing a little Quick Fix can’t solve, By tomorrow morning, I have all the confidence in the world that I could get back on the bar for a redo if need be (not that I’m going to redo).
Rips aside, so far I’m hearing from most folks that it’s their forearms, their grip, or their lats that held them back in this event. For me, oddly enough, my pecks are what I felt most. Unless you’re able to get 225-reps plus, I don’t think this workout is about the lungs. And for some reason my quads seized up after the clean and jerks, although that might be because I didn’t have a chance to cool down because I had an airplane to catch, where I was crammed into coach in the very last row of the plane.
Clean and Jerk tip:
Just get a safe one in first! The first one feels the hardest, so don’t freak out if it feels a bit heavier than normal. If your recovery is quick, your 2nd and 3rd attempts (and 4th if you take one) will feel much better!