The OPEN is over, now what?
Well, for starters, now is the time that Mike and I look at our gym's open performances and evaluate where to go next. It's interesting to look at the OPEN as a comprehensive assessment of our fitness. And since 50% of our membership participated, that number is significant enough for us to use the information from the OPEN to help guide our upcoming programming. So, we'll look at the weeks that our athletes ranked high and not-so-high with in our region and decide what to do next. Yes, every athlete is different, but we can get a pretty good idea of the majority of our needs with this raw and valid data.
During the open, our programming shifted away from lots of heavy lifting and was focused on movements and workouts that would elicit a good cardiovascular response (cardio!). We wanted to keep you moving, mobile, breathing, sweating, and comfortable with intensity. This also meant that you had lots of options for scaling wods during the week to ensure you weren't sore for your Friday night performance.
Over the next few weeks, we'll ease back into some of the bigger lifts, back squatting and overhead pressing, for example.
Skill: Some light sets of back squatting- this is a re-introduction to moving safely under a load. Coaches will be picky about watching your hips, knees, and ankles move today as you safely get to an appropriate depth for your body.
30 Burpee Broad Jumps (6'/4')
*Today's WOD will focus on the horizontal jump, training your power, or explosiveness. If this is something you struggle with then you'll want to make today's class a priority.
Posted on Sun, April 3, 2016
by Dana Soprano