We’ve shot 2 different strategy videos for 12.1, but no matter how I try to upload them the FLA internets will not let them through. It’s gotta be a conspiracy; don’t know how, but it’s there – probably Pat Sherwood 😉
So… I guess I’ll just write some strategic words instead. Here:
1) Put a chalk line on the floor. This will give you a target for both your hands and feet and will allow you to jump without having to look up.
2) Use a fixed target. Rings will work, but the ability to hit something and not have to worry about it moving is invaluable.
3) Use different “styles” of Burpees to stave off fatigue. We have utilized the “step-up” style of Burpee in longer WODs many times. We did some testing yesterday and found it is around 90% as fast as a feet together style, but it also saves a great deal of fatigue in the hip flexors. I’m not saying to use this for the whole piece, but for a minute or two, to recover, may not be a bad idea.
4) Calm down. Seriously, this should be a no-brainer, but I watched 2 people go crazy out of the gate and they were gasping for air within the first minute.
Water, the mortal enemy of all Outlaws.
The UK camps are up:
Dream come true.
High-Bar Back Squats: 1X5 @ 65%, 3X5 @ 75% – rest 2 to 3 minutes between sets.
7 minute AMRAP of:
Notes: Burpees should be performed to a target that is 6″ above the highest reach.
Strategy video? Lulz.
Anyone else catch how I just made a post disappear?
You just wanted to be first. Well done, sir.
Yes please. Manchester… possibly several spots. I’m not even bothered about the camp, I just heard you guys love to drink whiskey, so I’m in!
Quite upset that I’ll be working overseas when you’re here in the UK. More dreams shall have to come true at a later date.
Let’s hear this strategy!! 🙂
Be 5ft 3in or less, weight less than 125 lbs, have the lungs of a hourse and go really fast
5’7″ and 135lbs in my case! and what’s a hourse? 😉
Munchkin maybe, or in my case “fun-sized”
1. Dizziness will be a factor if you attempt to spot the target on every rep, especially when you start to fatigue.
2. If your target is something like a ring that can swing around then don’t smack it.
3. Unless you’re Superstud – and can just burn burpees for 7 minutes – you’ll have to pick a rep target based on your past 100-150 burpees for time, figure out your seconds-per-rep pace and stick to it until the last minute or so.
@dschmale what he said…
pull up rig target > rings
Here’s an idea, hang a 50# KB from the ring strap. It won’t swing all around or twist, and it gives you more surface area to touch.
You are all welcome.
we used cardboard attached to the pull up rig with tape .. gave a easy target to hit (without having to look @ it) … worked like a charm .. big target, no movement, that you can swing @ without busting your knuckles
Crossfitters are so worried about the ssmallest shit like its going to make a work of difference.. Get a game plan, mark off 6 inche and bang out some burpees.. Who cares what your jumping to… I did it with rings and they didn’t swing once.. Adapt mtfs
Another target idea for you less creative types… http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/428340_334245633283968_156147724427094_920647_1262789751_n.jpg
Just did it about a half hour ago.. Pullup-rig was too tall, so I taped a PVC to hang low enough from it.. Did them w the pullup bar and PVC going laterally, so no matter how far forward I moved, as long as I didn’t go side to side, the target would always be right above my head.
Got 30 the first minute (one of those guys that went nuts outta the gate..), then hit 100 at about 5:15 (PR’d my 100 FT!!).
Finished with 125. Wondering how that’ll hold up at camp this weekend and in the SE.
Good luck everybody.
i did it this way as well and never came close to missing a rep.
wod 12.1: 90 reps
(my previous 100 burpees for time pr was 9 minutes flat, so this was a pretty good showing for me)
I went in with no strategy specifically other than you just go! I had someone write down my reps at each :30 interval. In the beginning I got 29 in the first minute, then by the 2:00 mark I was at 20. For the remainder of the AMRAP I was able to average just about 16 a minute for a score of 131. I started with jumping both feet out with a wider stance for the first 4-5 minutes, not sure where exactly I switched in that time frame, but then I had switched to stepping one leg out at a time for the remainder as my hips started to get stiff on me. I did not stop once during the entire wod.
I will attempt to redo this workout with a slightly different approach after a rest day this time. I’m sure my score is good enough to do me well in my region, but as a coach I would like to learn more about how to approach wod’s for competition.
Hope this helps!
HBBS – 165, 190
horrible. quads burned like hell. it’s more mentally challenging than anything though. the only way i’d do this again would be sunday evening if i’m tied with about 20 other girls in my region.
mfs – 3/6/6
And seeing that I did this WOD nearly 4 hours ago and am still hating my life I’ve decided there will be no re-do for me. Bump that.
94 reps used pullup rig
105 reps for 12.1 and the fixed target was a great shout- thanks Rudy
Well done para!
Less than an hour away! So excited!
Haven’t been posting for a while but have been following as always.
Squats – 225 – 260 – 260 – 260
metcon – 93 … not bad for 6’4″ 220 lbs 🙂
Buddy who follows but doesn’t post hit 126. Gonna redo Sunday and go for 136
it got dark with 90s left on the clock, was a real weird feeling. feet hurt more than anything else when i was done with the wod. any one else feel that?
HBBS: 195, then 225
Yes, I was one of the little hookers that bitched…I’m a Marine, if I’m not bitching…I’m not happy.
Great strategy tips! I’m happy with my score but went out WAY too fast: 27 on 1st minute, 18 on 2nd then nose dive to 15 on 3rd minute. Luckily somehow recovered to finish pretty strong:
(7 mins AMRAP)
Burpees = 126
You set the bar super high for the rest of the boys tomorrow! Way to go N8!
240 x 5
275 x 3 x 5
12.1 – 129 reps (+2 no reps where I went fully back down)
Meh… Shooting for 140. Quads been tight all week, had no push left for the last minute…..tried for a few faster reps and quads cramped up.
22 in first minute…..40 by 2 minutes 60 by 3 minutes pretty relaxed…..but realized I was not going fast enough…..planning on having more of a sprint!
Strategy helped me sooooo much… When I got to sixty I took a second then started the “step up” strategy until I got to 90 (I have ADD so taking that much time to do a burpee blew, but it fuckin’ worked). My legs were better rested, then when I got to 100 I took another breathe. Started cranking as hard as possible after that and made sure the last minute to get at least 20 in.
Sqt: 205, 235
100. Planned on taking it easy but hit 60 by 3:00 and the wall shortly after, slowed way down, cramped up, and started no repping (re-jumping). This is not good at all, but screw doing that shit again.
A: 170#, 195#
1st Attempt – 95 reps (fucked up the camera angle, so gave it a 2nd try…)
rest about 15 min
2nd Attempt – 101 reps (less misses, better pacing)
squats -170# & 195#
12.1- 95 reps
Squats- 205, 235×3
Back Squats: 155 x 1, 178 x 3
HHBS: 245×5 / 285×5 / 285×5 / 285×5
Burpees: Tried to do a few, just to see… My wrist flexibility is clearly gone and it was pretty painful to attempt them in the splint due to the limited ROM. Not stupid enough to try them unsplinted.
Instead, opted for 7 min row. I’m clearly a sprinter on the C2, not a middle-distance guy. My prior best 2000m was 7:30. Today I got 7:02.0 though – new PR.
My new goal is to break 6:50.0 by Christmas 2012. I will also break 3:06.0 in the 1000m row and 1:22.0 in the 500m row.
12.1 – 126
1) 230, 265
Open WOD 12.1 – “Fucking Burpees”
110 – should have done more bc I didn’t pass out, but I guess it’s ok for a big guy(6’3 230)
I would NEVER do that WOD again.
Open WOD: 109
Burpees first: Got 110, 2 no reps, went to conservative, had gas left at end. ARGGHH. Got 10 quick than stepped the next 90 or so, tried a few jumping types but could not get rhythm, and went back to quick steps.
Did squats an hour later, 265, 300, 300, 300
Strength- 235, 275
Open WOD-90, went out pacing for 15 per minute but around 3-5 minutes my pacing fall apart. Ok with the score, my re-do on sunday and shot for 105.
Honestly didn’t think the 6″ is what makes it harder, frankly you get 3″ by going on your tip toes. 6″ is what you’re fucking supposed to do when you do burpees.
The harder part, IMO, is (as dumb as this sounds), the accuracy involved of always jumping and landing in the same spot. When I usually fire through burpees, I could give a shit if a travel slightly forward or back, I just go. With this, you have to pay attention and not move around at all.
Just my opinion. Leg burner. No fucking way you could do this 48 hours later and do better.
Yep that’s exactly what I found too. I had 2-3 re-jumps, and 2 full no reps when I dropped to the ground without realizing I missed.
The jump gave me problems only because I have terrible flexibility and tend to go real wide with my feet to make up for it, and that added some inches. Plus I stretched out all the to measure my target, like a man.
1. HBBS: 255, 290
12.1: 120. Definitely did not fuel well beforehand (was friggin’ starving before the workout), but thinking this will do the trick for the Mid-Atlantic (thoughts?). Think I could hit 130 on another go but probably not worth it.
I found that it was nice having a target that was stationary but didn’t hurt if you took a swing at it. I strung two bungee cords at the required height and swung my ha gs backwards at it. Seemed to help to avoid wasted movement. Worth a try if someone hasn’t done it yet. My # sucked, but i think the target was good.
12.1-106reps(A lot of reps taken away, but not going to re-do it, gotta turn it up the next 4 wks)
HBBS- 195, 225
Did the Open WOD on Wednesday night and got 100 even. Used a gymnastics ring like in the video, and gassed myself out looking for the fucker on every jump. Today I hung up a kettlebell and taped a piece of cardboard to the bottom for my athletes. That worked better, so I might give it another shot tomorrow.
HBBS 185, 210
12.1 WOD 119 reps
Thank you Rudy, thank you for all the burpees.
Conditioning 92. I was screaming for air.
Squats % of 475
Used a metronome. One Burpee every 3 seconds. 1 second down; 1 second up to feet; 1 second for the jump. Worked great. Missed two reps. Tried to sprint the last minute but couldn’t go any faster.
If you don’t make it to the Games I think I’ll cry.
But how far can he throw a softball?
No time for back squat, was helping judge and what not, will make up tomorrow am.
12.1 130 Reps.
12.1 – 113 reps. I switched up to the step in for reps 50-70 with plans to switch back to normal but it never happened. I felt like a bitch. I’m going to retest this because it’s not going to crush me and just because i want to.
conditioning: 124 reps. not bad after a bad eating day! haha
Thank u so much Rudy!!
CrossFit Asia Affiliate Cup Team
Jamie (giving my shoulder 1 day of rest)
Working on winning everything in Asia
poor showing ..only 96 .. but 1 and done if its not good enough … i am the only one to blame
First day doing this legit programming.
Back squats: 195, 225
12.1: 120 reps
How you guys doing the step burpee?
Do you only step back up to the jump? Or do you step back as well? Just thinking that the dropping into the floor shouldn’t take up too much energy compared to the jump back to the feet before hitting the target
Only been following your programming a week now.
We have our box following a week behind with your regular box programming and few extra pieces.
A couple of us coaches/top athletes are following the competition blog extra work.
Anyway 12.1 – 118. 20/18/17/16/14/15/18
The dip in the middle really shit me off but there was nothing I could do to go faster without burning out too early for my last ditch minute.
We set up with a bar overhead running the same way our body would was when lying down. When we jumped we clapped and you couldn’t miss. Also used chalk marks.
On of our blokes hit 122 and an 8yr old 115. The rest of them need to be more like him
“On of our blokes hit 122 and an 8yr old 115. The rest of them need to be more like him”
Lulz. Other noobs take note: this is how you comment on Outlaw.
Only got 108. Felt like i paced myself too much throughout. The last 2 minutes I was able to crank up my speed, which is why I feel I went too slow in the first 5 minutes. oh well.
Then went and pr’d my clean. This stuff works
Squats x 230, 265, 265, 265 easy
Conditioning x 82
Really took it easy here; back feels great, but not comfortable cycling the burpee with the speed I would need to do this WOD right.
1) 175,205×3 sets
Did not do strength. Made it up on Saturday.
Didn’t mention that it took me more than 8 minutes to do 100 burpees when we did them a few weeks ago. Although, I still feel “out of shape” and wanted more, I guess it’s not so terrible. And like Drywall, I don’t feel like there is any way that I can redo this and do it any better in 48 hours time.
BS-205,225,230,235 as deep as possible
Which means I probably hit 100 around the 5:44 mark.
Whenever we did the 100 burpees for time a few weeks ago my time was Like 7:31 (that was with questionable reps too). I never realized how shitty my burpees were until then. I had been doing extra in the time since then and managed about a 1:45 PR. Still have some work to do one them to. I still can improve my efficiency a lot.
Strength: 115, 130, 130, 130
May redo again tomorrow. Not happy at all.
Kept hitting the target with only one hand and getting no repped. Prob around 15 extra jumps. Meh
Squats bout an hour later
102 reps but video stopped at 100! Damn it! Had a lot of missed reps too, like 10 re-jumps…
Oh well, bring on 12.2!
102 reps. Not great but pretty happy with it, considering I’m 6’1″ and 235 pounds. Shoulders are fried.
121 for me…
Got back from Colorado last night and did conditioning this morning after a week off.
Sucked. Back to training it is.
Squats – 215, 245
Conditioning – 107 which is no mans land on the leader board. Need a big effort these next 4 weeks. I walked the burpees throughout which proved to be foolish and definitely left reps on the table in the first few minutes
1X5 @ 205#, 3X5 @ 235#
103 – Done Thursday
Strength: 235, 275
Conditioning: 129 reps
Re-did this when I saw how fast I was dropping tonight. Went from 103 to 117. Rest day on Monday for sure.
Wanted 120, but feeling under the weather, taking next few days off. Damnit.
Late post, been in martones advanced kettlebell cert all weekend. Hit 132 on 12.1
Been following the outlaws for about 4 weeks. Feeling great and wish I found you guys in September.
WOD 12.1 124
12.1- 107 reps. Absolutely all I had.
Estimated 290 for 1rm all reps felt good