And so it began, yesterday at 5pm as promised, Dave Castro announced Open Games WOD 14.1. If you were thinking burpees for WOD 1, you were wrong. A simple couplet, repeated from the very first Open Games WOD from 2011, double-unders and power snatches. Lighter weights, paired with a longer AMRAP. In case you missed the showdown, Garret Fisher concluded with 373 reps beating out Marcus Hendren’s 358 total reps. Yet, it’s Rich Froning Jr that still holds the record from 2011 with 448 total reps, just 2 power snatches shy of 10 full rounds!
A few notes:
– Only successful jumps are counted as a double under, not attempts
– For the power snatch to count, the barbell will move from the ground (or below the knee if the barbell is unloaded) to the overhead position with the knees, hips and shoulders extended in one line.
– The barbell begins on the ground
– Touch and go is permitted
– No bouncing
And a few tips after completing 14.1 last night:
– Use a hook grip to save your grip as it will be the first to go
– Don’t dub angry; wasted frustration = wasted time
– Roll out your forearms, lats, and your posterior chain
– Have a goal of where you want to be by x-time (ie have 3 rounds completed by min 4)
– Being a longer AMRAP, don’t go hot out of the gate. Keep a good pace so you don’t burn out too quickly
– Lastly, keep moving!!!
You can watch the standards video here.
Good luck Intrepids!
I was hoping to post the prep video for 14.1 with Diane Fu of FuBarbell, Kelly Starrett of MWOD, and Carl Paoli of GymnasticsWOD. However, at the time of posting, it wasn’t available yet. If it becomes available throughout the day, I’ll post it here.
02.28.2014 Open WOD 14.1
As Many Rounds and Reps Possible in 10 min