Getting ready for a fight I know’s going to go bad

For the most part I train on the fly…aka…I don’t know my workout until the day of.  That is sometimes throw out the window when Coach Russell wants me to think about it for a few days and be afraid. This is the case with Saturday’s workout….FIGHT GONE BAD!

I’m sickeningly excited about it.  I haven’t seen a fight gone bad since last year, and I’ve been waiting for a rematch.  I was set on doing 350 last time, and pulled a 336. Saturday is my time to hit that goal.  It’s all about having a game plan.  If you rush through each minute with max effort you will die…I promise you that.  About half way through the second round you’ll hate pretty much everything about your life.

So how do you game a fight gone bad?  I make it a numbers game.  If I know I want to hit 350, and I have 15 minutes and 5 exercises to get there.  Box jumps, push press are in my wheel house, sdhp, I can stay consistent and wall balls and rowing are my weakest of the 5.  I commit to a certain number of each exercise, bang through them and use the rest of the minute to rest.  I know…I know…I know…you’re probably thinking to yourself, why would you rest when you can get a few more reps in?

If you use all your fuel in the first round you’ll be on ‘e’ by the end of round 2.  If you keep a steady number/pace you’ll be tired at the end of round 2, but you’ll still have ¼ tank.  The third round then becomes an all out rat race, you give it everything you have left and hope for the best.

That little bit of extra time does two things; 1. You get a little bit of rest to catch your wind 2. You don’t lose time in the transition between exercises.

I haven’t committed to my rep scheme yet, but I can promise you one thing.  It will be calculated and well thought out.  I’ll be sure to have a full report Saturday.  Wish me luck……EEEKKK!!!!

How do you attack fight you knows not going to end well?

Today’s WOD:
12 x 5 back squat
5×5 deadlift

4 thoughts on “Getting ready for a fight I know’s going to go bad

  1. I agree with your plan Kate. You must pace yourself and have something for later. I’ll be back to the morning workouts soon. I need some crossfit.

  2. Kate, 2 strategies that I’ve heard of or tried:
    1. don’t row. Use the minute to rest and if it’s in the middle of the WOD, you can break the workout into essentially work/work/rest/work/work/rest for each round. This is how guys like Chuck Carswell get FGBs over 400.
    2. If you don’t want to “game” it, start on push press. I did this instead of starting on wall ball and upped my score by 34. Push press is where you should be getting most of your reps and coming off the rest, you’ll be able to bang those out.

  3. I agree with your plan Kate. You must pace yourself and have something for later. I’ll be back to the morning workouts soon. I need some crossfit.

  4. Kate, 2 strategies that I’ve heard of or tried:
    1. don’t row. Use the minute to rest and if it’s in the middle of the WOD, you can break the workout into essentially work/work/rest/work/work/rest for each round. This is how guys like Chuck Carswell get FGBs over 400.
    2. If you don’t want to “game” it, start on push press. I did this instead of starting on wall ball and upped my score by 34. Push press is where you should be getting most of your reps and coming off the rest, you’ll be able to bang those out.

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