The open, next 5 weeks

Feb 15, 2019

 by Chris Brown


The Open is just around the corner, and it is time to put to test our hard training.  The work is now pretty much done, but there are still several small things we can do that can have positive effects on our Open results (I will put out some specific tips every week as we learn the Open workouts).

If you are aiming to get the best result from this Open you need to do every WOD twice. The basic template is: Friday, first time; Monday, again.  Saturday should be an active recovery/ really easy training day (one short session) and Sunday Rest.

If you do Open workouts once, Friday is the day.

Even if you don't take part in the Open, I still program every Open workout weekly for Friday.

Every Friday morning I will put instructions about how to do the WOD.  I'll include the key things to take care of and a few different recommended tactics.

If you want to get 100% out of the Open you need to sacrifice a bit of your training during these five's now time to perform.  Sacrifice means less volume and more rest, recovery to keep yourself fresh and sharp for friday (Game Day).

For the people who just do the Open for fun, there will be the normal weekly training of strength and endurance cycle for the five weeks.

Here is the training template you should plan for in the weeks ahead:

  • Friday: Open Wod 
  • Saturday: Recovery (aerobic endurance for those who don't do the WOD twice or at all)
  • Sunday: Rest Day
  • Monday: Open or (Hard training for those who don't do the WOD twice or at all)
  • Tuesday: Normal training
  • Wednesday: Normal training
  • Thursday: Lighter aerobic work