Thursday, February 22

February 22, 2018

 

Partner Rowling
2000 meters for time split between two partners. 10 rounds each on the rower, looking to land exactly on 100 meter intervals until the screen says 2000 meters. There will be a penalty for the partner who gets off the rower for every meter they are under or over the 100 meter interval. For example, if they land at 97 or 103, penalty is 3 burpees. Partner getting on the rower must wait until their partner completing the penalty is finished before they begin rowing. They can sit ready on the erg as they wait. Line people up from tallest to shortest and partner up athletes on the end first, working your way in. This ensures that the bigger and stronger athletes do not finish far ahead of the others. Also a great opportunity to chat with the athletes off the rower about structure of their Goat Movements.

:30 Seconds
Active Spidermans
Active Samson
Push-up to Down Dog
Air Squats

Metcon (AMRAP - Rounds)

Goat Day”
On the Minute x 20
Odd Minutes: Movement 1
Even Minutes: Movement 2

“Goat” is CrossFit slang for a movement that challenges us. Examples: Double-Unders, Pull-ups, Overhead Squats, Handstand Push-ups. These are the best days to turn perceived weaknesses into strengths. No better way to do that than today. We don’t improve our technique with a high heart rate – that’s what we refer to as “training”. Today is geared towards “practice,” dialing in our mechanics with a controlled heart rate. As an example, to improve the technique of double-unders, we want to practice at a low-intensity where we can really focus on the mechanics of the hands and the timing of the jump. When we couple “training” with “practice” throughout the week in the right doses, we set ourselves on the fast track to results. Choose two “Goats” to work on, and we’ll alternate between them on each minute. Choose an appropriate rep scheme for each movement that keeps things in the practice intensity range.

For the next five Thursdays during the Open, we will run these Goat Days. Since we do not know what movements will come out for Friday’s workout, this is an opportunity for athletes to choose what they would like to do as opposed to programming movements that may or may not show up tomorrow. Sticking to the same movements over the five weeks that have the biggest potential of moving the needle for athletes is better than picking different movements from week to week. With these being movements that athletes are not proficient at, there is the possibility for some to feel dejected when they leave. Addressing this from the beginning eases many of those feelings. If athletes remain diligent and consistent across these five weeks with their practice, they will leave better than they started.

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