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Old 05-04-2008, 06:08 PM   #1
Peter Williams
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How do you count rounds in an AMRAP workout?

In Cindy in particular, I have found myself not totally sure what round I was on more than once while doing Cindy - the margin of uncertainty has only been one round, but does anyone else have a way of counting that doesn't rely on keeping it straight in your head?

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Old 05-04-2008, 06:26 PM   #2
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Re: How do you count rounds in an AMRAP workout?

Piece of paper and a pen.
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Pennies. After each round take a penny from one pile and move it. At the end count the pennies.
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Old 05-04-2008, 07:35 PM   #3
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Re: How do you count rounds in an AMRAP workout?

The best way is to have someone else count for you.

Barring that, it becomes even more intense when you have to not only do the physical task, but concentrate enough to count.
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Old 05-05-2008, 05:47 AM   #4
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Re: How do you count rounds in an AMRAP workout?

Pencil "tally" on pad. A quick tally mark doesn't take any time if pencil is already handy. It helps me reset my mind for another round.
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Old 05-05-2008, 07:10 AM   #5
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Re: How do you count rounds in an AMRAP workout?

I like the pennies in a dish method. The "chink" of a penny dropped in the dish is strangely satisfying.
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Old 05-05-2008, 08:03 AM   #6
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Re: How do you count rounds in an AMRAP workout?

I count in my head like this:

Round one
Pullups 1-1, 1-2, 1-3, 1-4, 1-5
Pushups 1-1, ... 1-10
squats 1-1, ... 1-15

Round two
Pullups 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, 2-4, 2-5
Pushups 2-1, ... 2-10
squats 2-1, ... 2-15

ect.
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Old 05-05-2008, 08:06 AM   #7
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Re: How do you count rounds in an AMRAP workout?

I use the penny method. I always keep a small bag of pennies in my gym bag for WODs such as Cindy or Nate. After each round I move a penny from one pile to the other.
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Old 05-05-2008, 08:27 AM   #8
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Re: How do you count rounds in an AMRAP workout?

Pencil & paper has always worked well for me. I also have two digital cake timers from wally mart ($4.00 a piece), one keeps the time and the other I just push the button everytime I complete a round, simple and cheap.
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Old 05-05-2008, 12:38 PM   #9
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Re: How do you count rounds in an AMRAP workout?

if you can set up a camera -- film now, count later.
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Old 05-05-2008, 02:16 PM   #10
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Re: How do you count rounds in an AMRAP workout?

Count like Justin mentioned above... on the odds do pull ups with palms away and on the evens do pull ups with palms facing you.
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