My coach gave to me…Nine deadlifts, twelve push ups, fifteen box jumps, and a barbell in a pear tree.
One day down, and a fun one to look forward to! Games Open Workout 11.2 is one of the most approachable, fun, and PACE focused workouts I know of. If I remember correctly, this may have been my first workout Rx, EVER, so it holds a special place in my heart.
Start out too hot, and you’ll suffer in a big way. Go too slow, and you’ll end feeling like you could’ve done more. Move deliberately to get ahead and feel out the pace for the first few rounds. As you get tired, try keep your rounds under 2 mins.
Ninja trick: build a cadence in your head for each movement. Pick a weight for the deadlift that you can do unbroken for infi rounds… or let’s call it 7+ rounds. Tight, down & up! Tight, down & up!
Aim for unbroken push ups at least the first few rounds, and feel free to go HAND RELEASE here. Sometimes it helps hold off the fatigue for a while.
On the box jumps, move STEADILY. Pick a pace that keeps you feeling just around 75%, and build a pattern to keep you on to the next one, and the next. Don’t let them light you up, or you’ll lose a time in your transitions.
Games Open Workout 11.2
15 min AMRAP:
9 Deadlift (155/105)
12 Push Ups
15 Box Jumps (24″/20″)
5 Box Jumps (24″/20″)Scale push ups to a version you can do WELL, with good form (say 15+ when fresh); scale height on box jumps first, then to step ups as needed.