Tag Archives: open

19.3 & 19.4

Talk about 2 disappointing weeks. These two weeks really really broke my spirits. These two weeks really confirmed some major weaknesses in my programming and overall fitness, which I knew about but never cared to put too much effort into. That will have to change drastically if I am going to be good at this […]
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19.2 Open Workout Pacing and Strategy – 1st attempt

Week 1 done and dusted and now on to week 2. For me Week 1 was just the start I needed to crack into the top 200 in the Australian region, finishing with a ranking of 143. In the lead up to this open I have been praying for no 1RM attempts and long sets […]
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Open Anxiety

As the conditioning kicks in and the 2019 Crossfit open nears, the anxious and nervous thoughts starts to creep in. What if I don’t get in the top 200? What if I do worse then last year? Is all this training worth it? I try listen to these thoughts so I can turn some of […]
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Toes 2 Bar Program

After the Open I had identified two weaknesses in my fitness which I needed to address. These were: Hand Stand Push UpsĀ  Toes 2 Bar Again, this was another movement which I had not put much effort into improving, but had improved just from doing them every now and then. Same with the handstand pushups, […]
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Handstand Pushup Program

  If you have read my previous blog, you would have noticed that Handstand Pushups are one of my weaknesses, and now for quite some time. Once my shoulders go in a workout, I can never recover quick enough and therefore suffer in high volume HSPU workouts. I went about searching the internet for the […]
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Preparing and Planning for Season 2019

As you do when you finish the open, you scroll through the leaderboard seeing what you did well in, not so well in and have a look at where you may have finished if things were to go perfectly. Then you look to the year ahead and think of all the things you can do […]
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After the Open: Finding Strengths and Weaknesses Part 2

Strengths Workouts requiring a larger aerobic base (18.1, 18.3, 18.5) Double Unders Overall good blend of strength and cardio Weaknesses Strength based workouts (18.2a, 18.4) HSPU need work Muscle ups (kipping movement) I figured any workout with a time domain greater than 10 minutes I would do well in. With an AFL background these were […]
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After the Open: Finding Strengths and Weaknesses Part 1

The 2018 open came and went within the blink of an eye. Once the dust had settled , I found myself sitting in 634th spot. I had been aiming around the 500 mark, and with a couple rep differences in some key workouts I think I would of been even closer. Overall I was happy […]
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