CrossFit Ecstatic – Community WOD
Specific Primer for “Nail Biter”:
Watching the clock throughout to time our rest between sets, we have two primer rounds.
Primer Round #1:
2 Sets of 3-5 Reps of each before moving on:
Toes to Bar
Finish with a :30s Assault Bike
This first round affords us the chance to remove ourselves from the equipment, and then get back on. This simulates a break inside the minute of work at each station. Again, watching the clock, we can gauge how much time moves past between sets. Rest as needed, followed by Primer Round #2:
Primer Round #2:
:30s Power Snatches
In this final primer round, let’s aim for half of what we believe we will be shooting for in the workout. The second focus point here is our transitions. Inside this workout, we may very well be working to the tail end of the minute if our strategy has is pointed in that direction. If that’s the case, we need to transition with speed and urgency. This affords us the chance to practice those movements.
Nail Biter (4 Rounds for reps)
1:00 – Toes to Bar
1:00 – Power Snatches (75/55)
1:00 – Thrusters (75/55)
1:00 – Calorie Assault Bike
2:00 – Rest
In effect, this is 4 rounds of 4:00 on / 2:00 off.
Stimulus wise, we are looking for a light barbell today. One that we could cycle for 25+ repetitions unbroken, when completely fresh (power snatch and thruster).
Scoring wise, we are looking at sum total across the four rounds. Let’s enter each round total so that we can compare between our rounds to gauge our pacing.
As we enter this workout, we are looking for consistency. Not just in round totals, but in movement totals. Beginning with the end in mind, let’s aim to be so precise with our repetitions that we stay within 5 reps each movement. Better to err slightly on the lower side on average and hold it, than to go slightly too far and fall off. When we fall off, we don’t know much to slow down. But if we are slightly under, we have a much better visualization on how much to speed up.