What is someone like me doing in the open?

Workout of the Day for Tuesday March 2, 2013

“Fight Gone Bad”

Three rounds of:
Wall-ball, 20/14 pound ball, 10/8 ft target (Reps)
Sumo deadlift high-pull, 75/55 pounds (Reps)
Box Jump, 20″ box (Reps)
Push-press, 75/55 pounds (Reps)
Row (Calories)

In this workout you move from each of five stations after a minute.The clock does not reset or stop between exercises. This is a five-minute round from which a one-minute break is allowed before repeating. On call of “rotate”, the athletes must move to next station immediately for best score. One point is given for each rep, except on the rower where each calorie is one point.

The Significance of the Open” – [video]

What is someone like me doing in the open?

by Tina Anderson at Notes From the Box

Click here for entire article.

Here a few excerpts.

“At the top of that list of reasons is that I now pay very close attention to my reps and whether or not they would pass muster under the watchful eye of a judge.

Yes, properly performed reps will slow you down and take your WOD score down with it, and maybe your ego too. But in the long run, developing the habit of performing reps as prescribed will make me a stronger and better athlete, and I am convinced that will be evident in next year’s Open.

Another reason doing the Open has been worth it is that it has “opened” my eyes to what I can do – which is way more than what I thought I could do. Maybe it’s an act of self-preservation that I keep my expectations low, or maybe I just sell myself short, but in every round so far, I have out-performed my expectations.

So what is someone like me doing in the Open? Besides swabbing the deck with her scores?

Getting just a little better, faster, stronger, more agile and more able — one rep at a time.”

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