TIPS AND TRICKS FOR 16.1
So you are looking for some tips and tricks to lunge your way to your best possible score for CrossFit Open Workout 16.1?
The WOD Life have you covered compiling all of the best tips, tricks and strategies from the best amongst the community.
TOP 5 TIPS
It’s a long, endurance style workout. Ensure that you can maintain your pacing consistently and heart rate is kept stable throughout the workout. The aim is to keep the same time per round, for the majority if not all of the workout. Sure at the end you can empty the tank but don’t blow out too soon!
2. Set your grip and go unbroken
If you can, go narrow. It’s going to save your grip which you will likely be needing for the chest to bar pull ups. But if you have to go wide, go wide. It may get tough to hold deeper into the workout. Ensure you are comfortable on the barbell locked out overhead, do not drop it. Bring your feet together consistently for each rep, make sure your knees touch the ground and push hard to go unbroken.
3. Watch your jump
For the burpees, do yourself a favour and minimise that jump over the bar. Don’t try and jump, fully extend and get serious airtime. Keep the jumps short and tight. The key focus here is keeping your heart rate down and maintaining the pace. Save the energy, you are going to need it!
4. Know your capacity
How good are you at Chest to Bar Pull Ups? Think through a strategy that works for you before going into the workout. If your best effort ever is 8 reps, don’t try and be a hero and knock out 8’s for each set. Be smart. Have a plan of how many reps you can manage each round. It may be sets of 4s, 2s or even fast singles. Whatever works for you, minimise the downtime and cycle through as quickly as possible.
5. Keep Working!
You are going to find yourself into the pain cave as the workout progresses. There is going to be a tendency to get lazy on the burpees. Stay mentally checked in and just keep moving. Doing this will provide huge benefits and make sure you stay in the game.
- Wear Knee Sleeves. Don’t go trying to beat up your knees.
Chest to Bar Pull Ups
- Wear Grips. WODies, Jaw Grips, Natural Grips or Leather Grips. All solid choices.
- Tape the pull up bar if your gym allows.
- Have chalk handy.
- Headbands & Sweatbands. Seriously. It’s a game changer!
Now, from your experts!