CrossFit Open 16.5 Tips, Tricks, & Strategies

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Initial Thoughts & General Comments Each year at the end of the Open, I reflect on what I’ve learned. And this year, perhaps belatedly, I’ve finally learned that I should never hold too tightly the guidelines that I perceive Dave Castro to be following when developing the workouts. I was one who thought that rowing would never show up in … Read More

CrossFit Open 16.4 Tips, Tricks, & Strategies

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Initial Thoughts & General Comments In an event designed as 16.4 is, the most attention should be paid towards developing a solid plan for the earlier movements, and less so on the later ones. While you want to have a good idea of how you’ll attack the row, and what you’re capable of on handstand push-ups, you need to ensure … Read More

CrossFit Open 16.3 Tips, Tricks, & Strategies

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Initial Thoughts & General Comments This workout will be hard, but in very different ways depending on who you are. You might be struggling to get just a few bar muscle-ups, making this event more challenging to your strength, skill, focus, and demeanor. Or, you might have bar muscle-ups for days, in which case, this one will feel FAR more … Read More

CrossFit Open 16.2 Tips, Tricks, & Strategies

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Initial Thoughts & General Comments Don’t let Dan Bailey & Bjorn Gudmundsson fool you – this will be a very short workout for most people. Consider that Dan completed his first round in ~2:24 with unbroken toes to bar, unbroken double-unders, and quick singles on the cleans. That is not a whole lot of wiggle room for those of us … Read More