Open 13.1 Testing

It was time. 3, 2, 1, GO! No looking back. How did you prepare this year for your first test? Did you train enough? Did you work hard when others didn’t? Did you strive to improve each time you stepped into the gym? All of those questions mattered and none of those questions mattered. Now you were in the thick of it. You had to rely on whatever your past experience had taught you about how to handle yourself in this moment. All the training and fitness wasn’t going to matter if you couldn’t stay composed. It was 17mins long!!!! There were screams, cheers, barbells slamming, hip hop blaring, and a judge yelling in your ear. How were you going to respond? Questions pop up in your head. You have to make in the moment answers to yourself to keep going. You are committed now and there is no looking back. One more rep, one more rep, stay present, stay in the moment, listen to your rhythmic breath and start moving to that beat. Nothing you can do in training can simulate these feelings you get in the competition. It is always harder, it is always more demanding, and it is always a little bit more scary. And when it is over you remember fully why you chose to do this.

Saturday Testing

6:20am – AM Loosen Up

20min Easy Run
20min Mobility Work

10:15am – Testing

17 minute AMRAP of: 
40 Burpees 
30 Snatch, 75 lbs 
30 Burpees 
30 Snatch, 135 lbs 
20 Burpees 
30 Snatch, 165 lbs 
10 burpees 
Max rep Snatch, 210 lbs
– 176 reps, didn’t believe in myself enough when I began the 165#. That was the difference between me finishing where I did and getting through the 165# completely. You really have to believe you are capable because in the moment your brain will tell you nope.

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4:45pm – Testing

5 Rounds For Time
30sec L-Sit on Rings
7 Unbroken Front Squats 225#
-9:55, L-sits are disgusting once you hit fatigue. Get your hamstrings stretched out properly otherwise these are terrible. 

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