W.O.D., Endurance, and GOAT Workout 8/8/19

7
Aug

W.O.D., Endurance, and GOAT Workout 8/8/19

DAILY MINDSET

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fate puts opportunity in front of us.
Destiny is the result of what we choose to do with it.

In turn, destiny is a choice. Not some predetermined thing of fairy tales and lore. We can sit and allow destiny to happen to us, or we can choose to have destiny happen for us.

Don’t wait to be chosen. Choose.
Decisions = Destiny.


Strength – 12 minutes

After proper warmup, complete 3 sets of 6 reps of back squat


Conditioning WOD – 25 minutes for all

*Coaches run this in 2 heats. Do not start athletes at different stations and hope they don’t collide. This is a fast workout, and one heat will need to watch and wait as the other goes, then take turns.

12 minute time cap. Sprint this one out!

3 Rounds for time of…
250/180m Row
12 Burpees over rower
21 KB Swings 70/55


CFR Endurance WOD – 35 min cap

*Based on daily WOD, set up on opposite side of the gym as they do

For time…
5 – 10 – 15 – 20 – 25 – 20 – 15 – 10 – 5 reps of…

Back Squats 75/55
Bar Over Burpees
KB Swings 50/35
Cal Ski Erg


GOAT Workout – 20 minutes

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
“Goat” is CrossFit slang for a movement that challenges us. Examples: Double-Unders, Pull-ups, Overhead Squats, Handstand Push-ups. These are the best days to turn perceived weaknesses into strengths. No better way to do that than today. We don’t improve our technique with a high heart rate – that’s what we refer to as “training”. Today is geared towards “practice,” dialing in our mechanics with a controlled heart rate. As an example, to improve the technique of double-unders, we want to practice at a low-intensity where we can really focus on the mechanics of the hands and the timing of the jump. When we couple “training” with “practice” throughout the week in the right doses, we set ourselves on the fast track to results. Choose two “Goats” to work on, and we’ll alternate between them on each minute. Choose an appropriate rep scheme for each movement that keeps things in the practice intensity range.

Athletes have the option to stick with the same movements each week or switch things up. There are pros and cons to both. Sticking to the same movements and creating a “mini progression” can be very helpful.No right or wrong answer here.

Knowing these Goat Days are coming, we can be proactive and get out ahead of things. Start brainstorming ideas on movements and rep schemes with your athletes before the day of the workout. This makes for a smoothly run class on the day of.

There may be athletes who just want to come in and get a killer workout in. Turning these into more of a conditioning piece is also an option. Athletes can alternate between two cardio movements for 20 minutes if they’d like. Below are examples of a few different options for Goat Days.

Practice Example 1:
Every minute on the minute for 20 minutes complete…
Odd Minutes: 30 Seconds Double Under Practice
Even Minutes: 3-6 Handstand Push-ups

Practice Example 2:
Every minute on the minute for 20 minutes complete…
Odd Minutes: 2-5 Ring Muscle-ups
Even Minutes: 30 Seconds Handstand Walk

Practice Example 3:
Every minute on the minute for 20 minutes complete…
Odd Minutes: 5 Power or Squat Snatches (40%)
Even Minutes: 1 Rope Climb

Cardio Example 1:
Every minute on the minute for 20 minutes complete…
Odd Minutes: 1 Minute Bike
Even Minutes: 1 Minute Sit-ups

Cardio Example 2:
Every minute on the minute for 20 minutes complete…
Odd Minutes: 15/12 Calorie Row
Even Minutes: 12 Burpees

“GOAT” WOD
Every minute on the minute for 20 minutes complete…
Odd: Movement 1
Even: Movement 2

MOVEMENT PREP
Movement prep will be different for each athlete based on their movements. This is where athletes setup equipment if necessary and coaches can continue to assist with structure and teaching points. Before the real thing, we can run through a quick practice round to ensure logistics

WOD
No strategy for this as today is a focused practice session. The only think to keep in mind is the “why” behind the day. Rather than competing or training hard, athletes can look to maintain a high focus and lower heart rate. With this day being lower intensity, the minutes will not likely be full of work. This allows for more teaching within the workout than most days.