Tonight at our gym we tried something pretty cool. Jason Hoggan could not complete the workout Friday with the rest of the crew so we knew he had to do the workout tonight upon its reveal. Eric had an awesome idea of setting up a projector and computer for the live reveal of Crossfit’s 13.2 Open workout and letting Jason compete against Lindsay and Annie. 10 of our members decided to join him. We literally went from having no clue what the workout was to being mid AMRAP within 10 minutes.
One of Crossfit’s big principles is being prepared for the “unknown and unknowable.” AMRAP in 10 minutes of 5 Shoulder to Overhead (115/75), 10 Deadlifts (115/75), and 15 Box Jumps (24/20). Classic Crossfit Triplet. They had no prep time, they couldn’t do a workout specific warmup, or strategize for the workout. Workout was announced and 3-2-1 it was go time.
It was pretty cool to see Jason and the rest of our members get ready for whatever was thrown at them… then rock it.
Now if we can just get the rest of the world to do the same… and skip out on the redo workouts. For more on that check Michael Winchester’s thoughts on Redos.