“You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut” – Dr. Suess

As many reps as possible in 9 mins of:

2 American Kettlebell Swings, 53/35 lbs

2 Box Jumps, 24/20 in

4 American Kettlebell Swings, 53/35 lbs

4 Box Jumps, 24/20 in

6 American Kettlebell Swings, 53/35 lbs

6 Box Jumps, 24/20 in …

Continue adding 2 reps each round to each movement until time expires.

On Monday’s during the Open we’ll give the option to either complete the Open workout or do an alternate workout of a similar time domain
We’ll leave time for 2 heats today
Athletes completing “”9 Volt”” can go in heat 1, giving the Open athletes more time to warmup
Open athletes can go in heat 2, allowing them to find judges who went in heat 1

“9 VOLT”
For athletes completing the alternate workout, we have an ascending ladder of kettlebell swings and box jumps
The reps will climb by 2 each round until the 9 minutes is up
Athletes should choose a kettlebell weight that they could swing for 30+ reps when fresh
Looking to stand to full extension on top of the box for every rep
Today, it is better to choose a box height that can be jumped to rather than stepping up (use plates if needed)
The score is total reps completed
See below for a cheat sheet of completed round scored:
2’s: 4
4’s: 12
6’s: 24
8’s: 40
10’s: 60
12’s: 84
14’s: 112
16’s: 144
18’s: 180
20’s: 220
22’s: 264
24’s: 312

In any ascending rep scheme workout like this one, the real workout doesn’t start until the double digit rounds
What is more important than moving quickly early on is to keep moving in the higher rep rounds
Let’s move methodically through the single digit reps to allows for sustained movements later on the second half of the workout

The kettlebell swings is the only time we’d stop moving today
On the double digit numbers, we can think about planning one quick break
This quick planned break can help athletes pick up the weight right away following the box jumps
It’s easy to pick the weight up when you’re thinking 2 sets of 8 instead of 16 reps total

The box jumps is our place to just find a way to keep moving
The jump up, step down will likely be the most consistent over the 9 minutes
Move at a pace that allows you to immediately pick up the bell after the final rep