14.2 Prep

Most of you have seen 14.2 at this point.  If not here it is:

For as long as possible:

From 0:00-3:00
2 rounds of:
10 overhead squats, 95 / 65 lb.
10 chest-to-bar pull-ups

From 3:00-6:00
2 rounds of:
12 overhead squats, 95 / 65 lb.
12 chest-to-bar pull-ups

From 6:00-9:00
2 rounds of:
14 overhead squats, 95 / 65 lb.
14 chest-to-bar pull-ups

Etc., following same pattern

So the question is what to do with this?  The first important point is not to think to far into the workout.  This is a 3 minute workout done multiple times…focus only on the 3 minutes that you have in front of you.  Your score will change drastically based on the ability to move to the next 3 minutes so your only thought should be getting to the next round.  With that being said, if your abilities allow, do not push too hard in the early stages.  Not all rest is created equal.  The rest you get at the end of each 3 min set is important but even more important is the rest required to keep fresh.  Do not, I repeat do not, go to failure.  Have planned breaks or at the very least take a break 2-3 reps before failure.  This workout is sure to test your grip, quads, core and back…blowing up on any of these will lead to you missing the time hack.  Dont let your desire to be tough lead to poor results.  Other tips:  Take an easy grip on the bar for OHS…dont squeeze the thing to death.  Think about a slightly narrower grip for the OHS.  Be aware of the clock…dont waste time chalking if you are close to the time cut…the 3 minutes are all that matter.   And finally, during the rest period, stand up straight (it allows more air into the lungs), focus, chalk and prepare to get through the next 3 minutes at all costs.  See you on Friday!

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