Keeping it together for the Open
Well it’s certainly been a bit of a roller coaster ride. Just about everyone was able to get some reps for the 1st workout 14.1 (double-unders and snatches) and then just like that, Castro popped everyone’s balloon with 14.2 (OH squats and C2B pull-ups). Last weekend’s 14.3 (deadlifts and box jumps) rewarded the stronger athletes and even allowed us some easy reps in the form of step-ups (and yes, I was extremely grateful for that…)
Perhaps the Open’s gone alright for you; a confirmation of your current skills and ability and you’re exactly where you thought you were? Or perhaps you discovered that you’re even stronger and more capable than you thought you were and you’ve finally got in touch with your inner << insert your power animal here >>? Or perhaps it’s been a little more raw and revealing than that and it’s exposed your weaknesses and made you realise just how far you have to go as a crossfitter?
Where ever you’re at I’m sure that you’ve experienced a myriad of different emotions. The pre WOD anxiety and excitement of what lies before you. The electric atmosphere in the box. The 3-2-1-Go! Grinding it out at the halfway point. Every muscle and sinew straining in unison for another rep in the dying seconds of the workout. The elation of finishing the workout and the sheer relief of knowing that you’re not going to be doing that again anytime soon. You’ve given it your all but the really cool thing is so has the person right next to you – Through this shared suffering we develop strong and lasting friendships. We share in each other’s wins and we share in each other’s losses. But we do it TOGETHER… This is COMMUNINTY.
The emotional and physical effort required to get through the Open can really take it’s toll on you. It can be a lot to deal with and it happens every Saturday for five weeks in a row. There’s highs and there’s lows and after the weekend, when you’re on a bit of a downer it can be easy to lose it, throw in the towel and walk away after but I’d ask you not to. I’d ask you to keep pressing on. Keep showing up. Keep putting in the effort. Keep entering your scores (and we’ll keep validating them) Keep encouraging your mates and BE PROUD of what you’ve achieved. All you have to do is keep it together for another 2 weeks and after it’s all over we’ll all be able to look back and say “Yeah sure, the 2014 Open was tough but I’m so damn glad I was part of it and I’m even gladder that I got to do it with all my Adapt peeps!” So keep on trucking yeah?!
A: Strict press – Work to a heavy triple
B: 4 rounds for time
- 50 air squats
- 400m run
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In other news: Antony Lo Workshop on Saturday 12.4.14
We’ve still got a couple of spaces available for Antony’s upcoming clinic focused on the back and hips. If you’ve got any niggling issues and/or you’re just keen to find out how to move better and activate everything in the right order than this workshop is for you. Antony’s put the workshop up on his MBO website and we’ve put together some [instructions on how to register for the workshop and/or a 1:1 on Friday or Saturday evening here]