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Quick Definition:

One man and one woman progress through increasingly challenging bodyweight elements. Smart substitutions and fast transitions among the highest skilled players will determine the victor.
If you’ve ever seen this bloopers video of me, this race is what I reference as my “snack time”. I’m not usually a big contributor in this race, unless rope climbs are involved, but here are a few tips to think about just seeing it in practice many times.

1. Don’t be afraid to leave this race to the specialists.

The trick is not overworking your bodyweight biased athletes. Usually your bigger athletes will just slow you down unless they are necessary to keep from taxing your smaller athletes too much.

2. Transitions

Beating a dead horse, but think about minimizing transition time. If the movement is pullup bar based, be hanging and ready to move when the previous set is finishing up. If HSPU are involved, maybe think about having the working athlete cartwheel off the last rep to be out of the way as the next athlete immediately comes in from the front to the hand stand.

 

3. Keep your set sizes manageable

If you toe that line of failure, you are slowing down. Jack and Jill is one of the last races you can afford this. Cycle time and transitions are literally everything in this race.

 

 

 

 

 

By Nicole Capurso