“Enthusiasm is common. But endurance, is rare.” – Angela Duckworth

CrossFit Games Open 20.1 – Rx’d

10 rounds for time of:
8 Ground-to-Overheads, 95/65 lbs
10 Bar Facing Burpees

This workout leaves us with several options
The first is: “Do we clean and jerk or snatch?”
This answer is athlete dependent based on how heavy the weight is
If there is a second thought about the weight or the technique of the snatch, the clean and jerk is likely the better option
If the weight is fairly light and athletes are comfortable with the movement, the snatch can be quicker

The second question is: “Do we step up or jump up the burpee?”
Watching the live steam of the 20.1 announcement, even some of the best athletes in the world are stepping up from the very beginning
This option helps control the heart rate and is more consistent that the jump up

A 10-round workout is a great test of pacing
We want to find a pace that we are confident in maintaining across the whole workout
There are two places to “slow down” that can help you find the right speed for you
The first is the barbell, where you can break into 2-3 sets can help you stay smooth
If you see yourself breaking later in the workout, break from the beginning
2 Sets: 4-4
3 Sets: 3-2-2
The second place to slow down is the burpees
Steady reps where you don’t slow down at all are the goal
Coming off the 10th rep, athletes should be able to immediately grab their barbell for their first set
Finding a place to slow down can help your round splits from rounds 1-10 stay pretty close