How Important is Technique?

Fully caffeinated and with impatient dogs in tow, John and Rudy sit down to discuss the importance of technique and how to most effectively communicate when critiquing athletes in the gym.


20.4 Strategy and Tips

Welcome to Week 4 of the 2020 CrossFit Open! The guys are here with your workout strategy including box jump dance moves, llamas, and the most pressing question of all…what shoes to wear.
1:12 The WOD
1:53 Box jump strategy
3:52 Breaking on the clean and jerks
5:18 John’s thoughts on PRs for this wod
5:57 TASK plug
6:52 Pistol strategy
9:04 Mobility Mobility Mobility!
9:25 Time cap strategy for mortals

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20.3 Strategy and Tips

Week 3 of the CrossFit Open is all about that posterior chain and the guys have got your tips and strategy!
0:50 initial thoughts
3:10 the hspu standard
4:20 Rudy’s tip for measuring your hspu
5:30 John’s tips for the deadlifts
7:51 Rudy’s hspu strategy
9:56 whatever you do… don’t do THIS
11:17 the handstand walks
14:43 repeats
16:52 Rudy’s prediction for 20.4
17:39 Rudy turns 26  

20.2 Strategy and Tips

In episode 2 of this year’s Open season, the guys discuss movement strategies and how to minimize transition times to get you that extra round in 20.2 as well as their predictions for 20.3! 
1:39 The workout
4:16 The two kinds of athletes
6:11 The thruster weight
7:38 The toes to bar strategy… (hint: don’t jump!)
9:39 How to minimize transition time
11:23 What to do with the double unders if you’re not great at them
12:07 Pacing… similar to 20.1?
12:57 Predictions for 20.3
13:39 Make the people hurt

20.1 Strategy and Tips

20.1 has arrived and the guys are back with strategies and tips!
1:11 The workout
2:15 Panchik vs Froning
3:20 Pacing for mortals
5:59 Should you muscle snatch?
6:50 Penalties
9:00 The row analogy
10:21 Snatch and burpee split times for finishers
12:37 Once you’re dead, you’re dead
12:58 Best time in the world?

Pre Open Logistical Strategy

Welcome back to another season of The Outlaw Way! In this episode, the guys get all hopped up on nitro brew and discuss the Open logistical strategy for gym owners.

0:24 John’s homemade nitro brew

0:43 Shameless product placement

1:01 Suggestions for gym owners

1:40 Programming surrounding the Open WODs

2:08 Athletes’ goals for the Open/ One and done?

2:41 Rudy almost gets stabbed

3:23 Mondays and redos/make ups

3:40 Saturday programming during the Open

4:45 Overall programming during the Open season

6:09 The number one goal for the Open

7:09 Highly-technical-video-editing-software-flex

The 2019 CrossFit Games Recap

Back at the Stronghold with Japanese whiskey in hand, the guys recap this year’s CrossFit Games.

0:00 typical f*ckery

1:23 recap begins

2:19 the clean event

3:38 the tie-breaker

4:47 THE CUT

9:48 greatest Games performance ever?


19:48 John gets distracted

22:20 Rudy’s takeaway (how to win the Games)

23:13 John’s takeaway

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When Should I Start?

“I want to jump in at a time that’s responsible for my athletes.” On this week’s episode of The Outlaw Way, the guys sit down to tackle the biggest concern of all…when to start. Also, is purple drank an illicit drug? Stay tuned to find out!

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0:06 John Dill is a hippie?

0:33 When should we start the program?

0:58 Where are we at in the strength cycle?

1:48 Concurring cycles within the program

2:41 Jumping in at the end of a strength cycle

3:29 Non-specific training

5:18 Changing the gym culture

6:15 Movement virtuosity and program structure for more accomplished vs. less accomplished movers

6:46 Is purple drank an illicit drug?

Why Should I Use The Outlaw Way Gym Program?

“Why should I use The Outlaw Way Gym Program?” The guys answer this question plus a lot more in this week’s episode of The Outlaw Way.

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0:19 Rudy’s Sportster

0:42 “Why should I sign up for Outlaw programming?”

0:45 John’s answer

2:46 “My community is different…”

2:59 “My head coach writes the programming”

3:44 What you get back

4:00 Is the program proven?

4:42 John gets triggered

4:53 Wendler 5/3/1 vs Outlaw

6:05 “I want my gym to remain my brand”

7:00 Al’s Burger Analogy

9:04 Writing different levels of programming for different groups

10:40 Coaches’ development

11:58 Summing it all up

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