Isn't it a bit ironic that something announced during the "Open" can make you want to run and hide? Perhaps you saw the announcement or perhaps you didn't but 16.1 is a long AMRep with lots of pushing, pulling, and lunging. AMRAP 20:00 25 ft. OH Walking Lunge 8 Bar Facing Burpees 25 ft. OH Walking Lunge 8 Chest 2 Bar Pullups That's a doozy of a WOD... If you missed announcement and the one-on-one between Emily Abbott and Chyna Cho then I strongly encourage you to go back and watch. Both finished in the Top 10 in the CrossFit Games last season and you could see why on Thursday night. They looked physically and mentally strong, controlled, and confident throughout that grinder of a WOD. And so will you guys. If this is your first Open then you are probably nervous. If you've done the Open before then...you're probably nervous. That's okay. But there is nothing to be scared of. You can absolutely do this WOD (or the scaled version) so let's walk through the movement standards and workout details, tips for approaching the WOD, and then finish with some needed details and encouragement.
Movement StandardsI could explain it to you or you could watch Julie Foucher demonstrate straight from the Games website.
We will review these standards before your heat on Friday night so don't feel like you have to memorize them now.