Workout of the Day
21 Feb 2017
10 rounds for time
4 front rack walking lunges(135#/95#)
3 box jumps(30″/24″)
1 squat clean thruster(135#/95#)
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How Many Times Should I Do The Open?
Oh, the Open, simultaneously my favorite and least favorite time of the year. I love the energy of the Open. I love seeing people push themselves well beyond their comfort zones during the Open, especially when they end up hitting a new PR or attaining a new skill.
What I don’t love is the anxiety and the pouring over the leaderboard obsessively checking your placing. With this comes the constant debate, “Should I redo this workout?” The answer to this question, more than 99% of the time is definitively, “No!” (I have seen and actually been guilty of doing an Open Workout 3 times.)
Having said that, there are a couple scenarios where it may make sense:
1. You are close to qualifying for something. If you are just a few spots out of the running to making it to Regionals or the Online Qualifier, then yes, a couple of reps here and there can make a huge difference.
2. You are on the verge of hitting a skill that is a big rep separator. For instance, the workout is 150 Wall Balls, 90 Double Unders and 30 Muscle-ups. There will literally be tens of thousands of people stacked up at 240 reps (0 muscle-ups). If you are one of those folks, but are genuinely on the verge of getting a muscle-up, then perhaps a re-do makes sense and you could possibly jump up thousands of spots.
Outside of these, there really aren’t a lot of great reasons to re-do the workout. Doing the same workout 3 times in a matter of 4 days usually results in a frustration and a loss of fitness. So, examine your goals, prepare yourself mentally and hit that workout as honestly and as hard as you can the first time. There is nothing worse than getting all psyched up for a re-do only to end up not improving at all. Trust me, I have been there several times.Read more
16 Feb 2017Open Workout 12.4 12 minute AMRAP 150 Wall balls(20#,10' target/14#,9' target) 90 Double-unders 30 Muscleups Accessory work: 150 banded good mornings Power Hour: 20 minutes to build to a one rep max clean and jerk THEN: "Double Grace" 60 clean and jerks(135#/95#) Post number of reps, load and time to comments. Read more