Tuesday’s WOD is of the time priority variety, so that means your score will be the total number of reps completed. Also, The Open is almost here (Haven’t signed up yet? Click here to do it!), which means there are many more AMRAPs in your near future. Let’s talk about keeping track of your rounds and reps, we’ll call it CrossFit Counting (if only we could get a specialty certification shirt for this, “CrossFit Counting: Do You Even Math Bro?”).
Recently, my preferred method of counting rounds has been to use the fractional kilo plates or 2.5# plates and move them from one place to another as I complete a round. This works really well when there’s fewer folks at the box, lessening the chance someone will need the small plates to lift. It’s minimal added set up and clean up, AND there’s something very satisfying about kicking or tossing one of those things as you knock down a round.
Another really good way to track your score is by drawing lines on one of our many dry erase surfaces, and erasing as you progress through the workout. The dry erase areas are glossy red or grey. Every surface is not dry erase. This is important to note, so that you don’t permanently leave your score on a wall for all to see. Also, leaving a marker uncapped to draw a line with each completed round is less than ideal, as it will likely render the poor little marker useless, bringing it to an early, dried out end.
Finally, a less good way to keep count while you WOD is writing on the floor or walls in chalk. This was discussed briefly in a post while I was on paternity leave. Long story short, we’d prefer the box not look like it’s inhabited by crazy person who has developed the unfortunate compulsion to score AMRAPs as a result of judging one too many Open video submissions (i.e. how it looked last Thursday evening). The chalk is meant to be used sparingly on your hands. Thanks.
Keep working hard, keep racking up reps, but please keep your count neat.
February 11, 2014
Strength: TNG Power Snatch 3-3-3-3-3
Up Ladder 10:
Games Standard Box Jumps (24″/20″)
Overhead Squats (95#/65#)
(EX: 3 box jumps, 3 OHS, 6 box jumps, 6 OHS, 9 box jumps, 9 OHS, etc.)