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Old 06-29-2010, 06:28 AM   #11
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Re: Resting between rounds

What about for AMRAPs?

I would think it's smart to pace yourself then.

By the end of it, you're still completely shut down.

but if you go full throttle for the entire duration of a 12 Minute AMRAP,

there's a good chance you won't (or may just, I won't) make it past minute 8.
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Old 06-29-2010, 07:11 AM   #12
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Re: Resting between rounds

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What about for AMRAPs?

I would think it's smart to pace yourself then.

By the end of it, you're still completely shut down.

but if you go full throttle for the entire duration of a 12 Minute AMRAP,

there's a good chance you won't (or may just, I won't) make it past minute 8.
Everyone's work capacity is different. If you are just starting out, yeah you probably want to pace yourself. Rhabdo and bodily injury are real possibilities, and you need to work your way up. But as you do more and more workouts, you learn so much about your ability and that you can actually do a lot more than you previously thought you could. You develop a confidence and a tenacity that will make you want to go full throttle. Give it some time and effort, and you will be extremely surprised at what you are capable of.
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Old 06-29-2010, 07:16 AM   #13
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Re: Resting between rounds

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What about for AMRAPs?

I would think it's smart to pace yourself then.

By the end of it, you're still completely shut down.

but if you go full throttle for the entire duration of a 12 Minute AMRAP,

there's a good chance you won't (or may just, I won't) make it past minute 8.
My contention is, if you want to COMPETE at the SPORT of CF this is a skill that must be honed...how to pace through various types of WODs that is.

However, there is benefit to not pacing yourself as others have stated. Basically do both...what your goals are and your pain threshold will determine which you do more.
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Old 06-29-2010, 07:38 AM   #14
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Re: Resting between rounds

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What about for AMRAPs?

I would think it's smart to pace yourself then.

By the end of it, you're still completely shut down.

but if you go full throttle for the entire duration of a 12 Minute AMRAP,

there's a good chance you won't (or may just, I won't) make it past minute 8.
So how do you measure improvement in a 12 minute AMRAP if your level of intensity isnt constant?

There are times to pace yourself and IMO, its on any Tabata workout. I shoot for a predetermined number in each set of each exercise. Other than that...its full go.
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Old 06-29-2010, 07:49 AM   #15
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Re: Resting between rounds

Jason,

ANyextended effort should be paced for the best time. THat is not to say it is the best way to train for such an event, but it does maximize the score.

track guys can go into details, but I'm pretty sure you don't run at the same pace all the way through for anything above a 400.
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Old 06-29-2010, 07:56 AM   #16
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So how do you measure improvement in a 12 minute AMRAP if your level of intensity isnt constant?

There are times to pace yourself and IMO, its on any Tabata workout. I shoot for a predetermined number in each set of each exercise. Other than that...its full go.
Even "full go" is paced. You cannot sprint for 12 minutes without recovery.
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Old 06-29-2010, 07:58 AM   #17
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So how do you measure improvement in a 12 minute AMRAP if your level of intensity isnt constant?

There are times to pace yourself and IMO, its on any Tabata workout. I shoot for a predetermined number in each set of each exercise. Other than that...its full go.
How do I measure?

Rounds completed?

E.G. Yesterday I had a 12 Minute AMRAP

I completed 4 rounds. I paced myself in the beginning and BARELY finished the fourth.

Not necessarily because of time constraints, but because I was on the verge of puking and collapsing.

If I had gone completely anerobic from the gate, I probably wouldn't have finished that fourth round.

If I can get 5 rounds next time, then I think we have a measurable improvement.

Is this faulty logic?
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Old 06-29-2010, 07:59 AM   #18
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Even "full go" is paced. You cannot sprint for 12 minutes without recovery.
except for the speed of Jamie's message board replies....
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:12 AM   #19
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Re: Resting between rounds

Jamie,

Yea, I agree, there are other times to pace yourself but a 12 minute AMRAP isnt one of them, IMO. Murph...pace, Fran...balls to the wall.

Actually, I think you affirmed what I posted...LOL.
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:17 AM   #20
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Re: Resting between rounds

Wait a second...LOL...how did we go from doing a WOD to running track? The OP was talking about pacing during a 12 minute AMRAP.
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