The Open is here!

Well, it’s March 6 and the Open, also named by some colleagues “WTF is wrong with you people?!?”, is here. I just saw the live announcement of 13.1 and top world-class athletes have a stab at it. More on this later. 🙂

Today was skillz night at the box. After warm up, we started with Zercher squats 10-10-10. It’s more or less a variation on the front squat, but you hold the bar in bent elbows. For some, this hurt their arms, for me, it worked the core. You can’t quite go heavy – I stayed at 65lbs. After that, we moved on to high hang squat cleans 5-5-5. Like a hang power clean, but no leg bending to give you upwards momentum. I worked up to 95lbs on the one.

The last exercise was cleans and jerks: 4+1, 2+1, 2+1, 2+1. So squat cleans, and the last rep has a jerk, too. This went pretty well, actually, I managed to lift 125lbs on my last jerk. It’s most likely the heaviest I brought above shoulder level. It’s good, but not enough… and here’s why.

13.1 is a nasty WOD. It’s nothing really new, actually. Last year, you have 7min max burpees for 12.1, and 10min snatch ladder for 12.2. You’ve read my posts, you know how they went. Now, imagine if 12.1 and 12.2 had a kid. That’s right – 13.1.

17min AMRAP – 40 Burpees, 30 Snatch 75lbs, 30 Burpees, 30 Snatch 135lbs, 20 Burpees, 30 Snatch 165lbs, 10 burpees, max rep Snatch 210lbs. Don’t it look brutal fantastic!?! I’ve booked my spot with a judge from our box tomorrow. We’ll see how that goes. 🙂

Supplements

1 scoop (10g) Beyond Yourself AMRAP (BCAA) with 12oz water – during training, 1 scoop (30g) Beyond Yourself Whey ISO in 500ml water – after training

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