Wow! We are proud of all of your efforts on workout 16.1! Great job everybody. 16.1 was a long tough grind that took some mental fortitude to keep fighting. You guys crushed it! Thank you all for being so awesome. Let’s reset and get ready for the new challenge this week.
If we breakdown some of the learning from this challenge the first thing to talk about is pacing. This was a vital technique to optimize your score. At the beginning, you needed a pace that felt “slow”. This helped to overcome the “creep” fatigue that came later around the 12 minute point and allowed you to keep moving steady. It was beneficial for most everybody to break up the pull ups into small sets and not rush the burpees. The lunges became the “rest” or the time you could recover your breathing. For folks with limited shoulder mobility or relatively lower upper body pushing strength, we saw the lunges get very difficult. We also saw pull ups challenging for those with relatively lower upper body pulling strength.
This is of course a very brief review of some takeaways but always a good practice. With reflection we find areas of opportunities to improve. If you want to discuss in more detail your personal results, talk to our coaches. If you are serious about working your areas of opportunity, talk to our coaches about an individual designed program.
Photo’s should be in the portfolio tonight.
WOD: Back squat 5 reps, 4 sets then,
Complete for time:
30 Back squats
Run 1 mile