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Thomas Cofer 03-20-2014 07:44 AM

14.4 Tips and strategies
 
I know its a little early but lets get it started! After tonight's announcement post what you think will be the best way to attack 14.4!

Mark E. Wallace 03-20-2014 08:21 AM

Re: 14.4 Tips and strategies
 
And we're going to spell "strategies" correctly this time. Cool. :)

- Mark

Eric Konieczny 03-20-2014 08:24 AM

Re: 14.4 Tips and strategies
 
I was gonna say..WOW that is awesome...tips and strategies when we don't even know the movements yet.

1. Pace Yourself
2. Break up reps before you go to failure
3. wear short shorts :confused:

Mark Fowler 03-20-2014 08:25 AM

Re: 14.4 Tips and strategies
 
My plan is to get a tan in first, make sure my beard looks good, find a top that makes my arms look decent...
After that its all down to luck!

Michael Cook 03-20-2014 08:33 AM

Re: 14.4 Tips and strategies
 
My strategy for 14.4 is:

1. Sweet potato hash browns for breakfast.
2. Wear cool socks.

After the announcement, I may develop a more specific strategy.

Glenn Plomchok 03-20-2014 08:39 AM

Re: 14.4 Tips and strategies
 
Plan - drink a couple beers while watching Bridges go to work

Mark E. Wallace 03-20-2014 08:56 AM

Re: 14.4 Tips and strategies
 
My approach so far has been:
  • Sit on couch and eat pizza (Hawaiian pizza; braised pork belly with fresh pineapple and basil) while watching the WOD broadcast.
  • If I can reasonably do the workout, then do it at some point within the week. Don't treat it differently than any other WOD.
  • If I can't reasonably do the workout, then blow it off and then lovingly mock my friends when they do it, acting as if I could have done it better. Give them all sorts of advice about what they should do or should have done, even though I can't do it myself.
  • Make excuses about how I would have totally killed that workout if only my knee, elbow, ankle, shoulder, or self-esteem wasn't injured.
- Mark

Jacob Burns 03-20-2014 09:05 AM

Re: 14.4 Tips and strategies
 
cortisone

Miles Roberts 03-20-2014 09:34 AM

Re: 14.4 Tips and strategies
 
Posts 4-7 are all you need to know to beat CrossFit. Anything after that is superfluous.

Also, honorable mention for the "short shorts" in post 3. Solid contribution.

Nicholas Wheeler 03-20-2014 10:11 AM

Re: 14.4 Tips and strategies
 
Go faster and do more reps than the other guy. Congratulations, you win!

Price Goosby 03-20-2014 10:56 AM

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"More neon"

Glenn Plomchok 03-20-2014 11:00 AM

Re: 14.4 Tips and strategies
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mark E. Wallace (Post 1224794)
My approach so far has been:
  • Sit on couch and eat pizza (Hawaiian pizza; braised pork belly with fresh pineapple and basil) while watching the WOD broadcast.
  • If I can reasonably do the workout, then do it at some point within the week. Don't treat it differently than any other WOD.
  • If I can't reasonably do the workout, then blow it off and then lovingly mock my friends when they do it, acting as if I could have done it better. Give them all sorts of advice about what they should do or should have done, even though I can't do it myself.
  • Make excuses about how I would have totally killed that workout if only my knee, elbow, ankle, shoulder, or self-esteem wasn't injured.
- Mark

3rd bullet point for the win!!

Adam Shreim 03-20-2014 11:23 AM

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All sarcasm aside, it sounds like it's going to be a chipper from the little commercial they posted.

All sarcasm aside, aside, slow and steady? Make a plan and stick to it? When the plan fails and you realize you can't break everything up the way you had hoped, start putting your hands on your lower back like you're still nursing an injury from 14.3 and shrug your shoulders at people that tell you to keep going.

Vic McQuaide 03-20-2014 11:33 AM

Re: 14.4 Tips and strategies
 
13.3 except for the elites was a chipper of sorts.. 150 wall balls, 90 D/U's and 30 Muscle ups.. they might have two of three events in this one.

Getting excited about 14.4!

I do it on Thursday nights that way I can be fresh again on Monday for the re do if needed.

14.1- no re do
14.2- 1st 189 and 2nd one 190
14.3- 1st 136 and 2nd one 141

Glad I did both of them.. that 1 reps and that 5 reps was a bunch of points in the reverse way.

Clint Harris 03-20-2014 12:22 PM

Re: 14.4 Tips and strategies
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Michael Cook (Post 1224785)
My strategy for 14.4 is:

1. Sweet potato hash browns for breakfast.
2. Wear cool socks.

After the announcement, I may develop a more specific strategy.

Shoes on or shoes off ?

Rob Bousquet 03-20-2014 02:30 PM

Re: 14.4 Tips and strategies
 
I already have my white shorts on under my sweats. All I need to hear is 10,9...
With only 10 seconds I can't pace myself taking the sweats off. All out in one move and hope the shorts are still there. I might upload the video for judging purposes.
Oh and for the WOD- Take Rich's score divide by 2 add 1- bingo!

Chuck Golden 03-20-2014 02:39 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Rob Bousquet (Post 1224860)
I already have my white shorts on under my sweats. All I need to hear is 10,9...
With only 10 seconds I can't pace myself taking the sweats off. All out in one move and hope the shorts are still there. I might upload the video for judging purposes.
Oh and for the WOD- Take Rich's score divide by 2 add 1- bingo!

Isn't that what tear away basketball pants are for,that would have been so much cooler. Are those still around?

Andy Luten 03-20-2014 05:13 PM

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I guess those without access to rowers are out...

Mark E. Wallace 03-20-2014 05:17 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Andy Luten (Post 1224887)
I guess those without access to rowers are out...

Surprised that they did that. So much for the garage gymmers without rowers.....

- Mark

Andrew Scheid 03-20-2014 05:19 PM

Re: 14.4 Tips and strategies
 
I'm currently carb loading with some Sierra Nevada watching basketball and the live announcement.

Jayme Gruber 03-20-2014 05:23 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Andy Luten (Post 1224887)
I guess those without access to rowers are out...

Castro continues to prove me wrong. Really surprised by that.

Mark E. Wallace 03-20-2014 05:25 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Andrew Scheid (Post 1224889)
I'm currently carb loading with some Sierra Nevada watching basketball and the live announcement.

I already knocked out my three slices of pizza. :)

- Mark

Philipp Lendner 03-20-2014 05:34 PM

Re: 14.4 Tips and strategies
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mark E. Wallace (Post 1224888)
Surprised that they did that. So much for the garage gymmers without rowers.....

- Mark

I'm one of those. Up to now, I was OK with every workout they did. Now that's different. Who has a rower, a Pull-up bar, a Wall-Ball target and a pair of rings close enough to each other to make a valid video without being in a box?

Hoping to find a box to drop in to do that workout. Very disappointed about this one. Movements are doable, combination for logistical issues is not.

Eric Konieczny 03-20-2014 05:45 PM

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My goal is to stand there and stair at the rings for about 4 min

Glenn Plomchok 03-20-2014 05:47 PM

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I have to figure out if I can get to the rings with time and any energy to get one. TTB will be fun after getting off the rower

John Holcombe 03-20-2014 05:52 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Eric Konieczny (Post 1224895)
My goal is to stand there and stair at the rings for about 4 min

If you can get to them with 4 minutes to spare surely you can get a muscle up?


My big question is approximately how far do I have to row to get 60 calories?

Chuck Golden 03-20-2014 06:07 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by John Holcombe (Post 1224898)
If you can get to them with 4 minutes to spare surely you can get a muscle up?


My big question is approximately how far do I have to row to get 60 calories?

That was my first question too, how far is a 60 calorie row? I think the only time I've ever rowed for calories is during FGB

Andy Luten 03-20-2014 06:08 PM

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I have a Concept2 if anyone in the Dallas area needs to borrow it (I'll do the wod at my usual box)

Jacob Burns 03-20-2014 06:12 PM

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i have one in charlotte i can loan out as well.

David Meverden 03-20-2014 06:12 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Philipp Lendner (Post 1224893)
I'm one of those. Up to now, I was OK with every workout they did. Now that's different. Who has a rower, a Pull-up bar, a Wall-Ball target and a pair of rings close enough to each other to make a valid video without being in a box?

Hoping to find a box to drop in to do that workout. Very disappointed about this one. Movements are doable, combination for logistical issues is not.

I agree. Even though I drop in to local boxes for the open, I'm pretty annoyed at this one. So much for "anyone can compete anywhere".

Thomas Cofer 03-20-2014 06:14 PM

Re: 14.4 Tips and strategies
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mark E. Wallace (Post 1224779)
And we're going to spell "strategies" correctly this time. Cool. :)

- Mark

Haha, I had no idea I was spelling it wrong! Ill bet you were waiting for that.....but I was right this time. These forums need auto correct

Jayme Gruber 03-20-2014 06:14 PM

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"Depending on the layout of your gym, the other person in the frame may need to move the camera during the workout so it is clear all standards are being met for each movement. This includes being able to clearly see the monitor of the rower set to zero at the start and at least 60 calories prior to moving to the toes-to-bars."

What a pain in the ***. Now you need Spielberg with you to submit a video.

David Meverden 03-20-2014 06:15 PM

Re: 14.4 Tips and strategies
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jayme Gruber (Post 1224909)
"Depending on the layout of your gym, the other person in the frame may need to move the camera during the workout so it is clear all standards are being met for each movement. This includes being able to clearly see the monitor of the rower set to zero at the start and at least 60 calories prior to moving to the toes-to-bars."

What a pain in the ***. Now you need Spielberg with you to submit a video.

Yeah, I like this in the video submission part:

"Shoot the movements from the side so it is clear that: 60 calories are rowed, the feet can be seen behind the plane of the bar at the bottom, and in contact with the bar at the top of the toes-to-bars, proper depth and height is being reached on the wall-ball shots, elbows are in front of the bar while standing tall with the barbell on the clean, and that lockout is shown at the bottom and top of the muscle-up."

You know, not difficult to shoot or anything. ;)

Thomas Cofer 03-20-2014 06:16 PM

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Does anybody notice a difference when doing Muscle ups from a high bar or from a really high ceiling? I feel there is a lot of play when I do them from a ceiling 40 feet above me. I don't have a place to hang rings so I prefer bar muscle ups anyways!

Jayme Gruber 03-20-2014 06:17 PM

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60 calories will vary for everyone. But I think somewhere around 750 meters is a good approximation.

Jo Hsu 03-20-2014 06:22 PM

Re: 14.4 Tips and strategies
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by John Holcombe (Post 1224898)
My big question is approximately how far do I have to row to get 60 calories?

A guy at my gym did 14.4 tonight (for reference, he's really short-- 5'3", so rowing is not his forte). He finished 60kcal at 826m at a 1:48 pace.

Andrew Daggon 03-20-2014 06:25 PM

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I will be using an airdyne instead, but 60 calories doesn't seem right, since Bridges got off the rower at 2:26 min. What do you think a comparable amount of calories will be?

Andrew Daggon 03-20-2014 06:27 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Jo Hsu (Post 1224917)
A guy at my gym did 14.4 tonight (for reference, he's really short-- 5'3", so rowing is not his forte). He finished 60kcal at 826m at a 1:48 pace.

Thank you, this helps with figuring out an airdyne pace so I can simulate the workout as close as possible

Thomas Cofer 03-20-2014 06:27 PM

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I don't train at a gym; I train at home and even though I have the equipment for video submission it's still a pain in the butt to do. For all my other garage gymmers out there just go to a box and ask them to let you workout there for a day. Ive been to multiple gyms who judge me for the opens and have not once paid for a drop in fee. Most are understanding

Clint Harris 03-20-2014 06:28 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Jayme Gruber (Post 1224913)
60 calories will vary for everyone. But I think somewhere around 750 meters is a good approximation.

Like airbike/airdyne, it will also vary by rower vendor. I was in Dick's a few weeks ago. They had a rower which wasn't chain driven. It had some sort of cloth band - was horrible - and only displayed calories. Its calorie count was way different than that of a c2. Don't remember if higher or lower, just remember thinking the thing was horrible and way off.


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