The CrossFit Open 2020 Season is officially underway. Ready to get after it? Here's the workout...
This Open workout is going to burn... there's no way around it. But if you go into it with a strategy, you've got this.
Do what you can to stay unbroken on the barbell. Snatches are going to be more taxing, and depending on what your max is, you may want to stick with clean & jerks instead.
Another option to play around with is starting with power snatches, and then switching to clean & jerks when you start to slow down.
If this is considered to be a lighter weight for you, try moving your grip around, and snatching with a more narrow grip. DON'T muscle snatch it.
Athletes who plan to go the clean and jerk route; you should focus on allowing the barbell to spend minimal time on your shoulders. Catch it in a partial dip, and then immediately go overhead with it.
If this weight is considered heavy for you, find plates that bounce the least amount possible. Singles are fine... but you will save both time and energy if you have plates that aren't bouncing your barbell all over the gym.
Try out stepping up, and stepping down - this is allowed. The standard that you need to be aware of is jumping with both feet.
When it comes to burpees, it's going to be all about your rhythm. Mark where your hands will be placed with chalk or tape. Try to stay consistent.
You should go into this planning to maintain the same pace, the entire time. Avoid the mistake of starting off too quickly and then trailing off when you run out of gas.
If you know that this weight is heavy for you, really focus on NOT coming out fast. That might mean that you have to break up the ground to overhead into smaller sets - like 4 snatches, and 4 clean and jerks. That is a MUCH better plan than burning out at the beginning.
Major key: Stay Consistent.
Those final two rounds is the time to push.
At the end of the day, this workout is going to come down to how deep you're willing to go into the pain cave. If completing this workout under the time cap is important to you... be ready to enter that cave 😉
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Happy Open Season!
The CEO and Head Coach at WODprep, Ben is passionate about helping fitness athletes of all abilities get their competitive edge and learn new skills! He's currently living in Denver, Colorado with his wife and two dogs, and whenever possible the two love to travel and explore new places around the world (and meet new WODprep athletes).
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