Wow, a 20 Minute grinder! Here are a few facts you are going to need to know about this one.
Fact #1. If you are coming to the gym tonight, because of the logistics of the workout, you will only be doing one of the following 3 things.
1) 16.1 and only 16.1. No other workout, no olympic lifting. So if you didn’t sign up for the Open you are doing it anyway. This workout will take up the entire main room of the gym because of the barbell lunges. What’s worse is the fact that we can only have 4 people doing the workout at a time because that’s all the room we will have across the floor. Since the workout is 20 minutes long and it takes roughly 10 minutes to set up for the next heat, we will be lucky to get 2 heats or 8 people done in an hours time. So get in, get loose, and put your name in one of the workout slots on the board. Don’t expect to jump right in on the next heat, as it will be first come first served for spots in each heat. It may take a long time, but I plan on bringing enough beer to keep me occupied at least until midnight.
2) Judging. We need judges. Take the judges course if you have time and I will reimburse you by taking $20 off your next months membership. You must produce a certificate and help during the Open to qualify.
3) Spectating. Grab a beer, kick back and cheer everyone on because there will not be enough room for you to do anything else. The main room is for the workout, and the small weightlifting room is for the next group to warm up for their turn.
Fact #2. If you are participating in the Be Better Challenge you may want to make today your cheat day.
This is a Grueling 20 minute AMRAP. In order to complete it you are going to need an ample supply of bacon grease, pasta, and any other bad food you can get your hands on today. I would even suggest a pocket full of skittles around minute 15 for that extra kick.
Fact #3. You are going to be sore from the lunges for at least a week, so don’t even consider re-doing this one on Monday.
We will be doing 16.1 tonight, tomorrow morning from 8:00am to Noon, and again Sunday from 9:00am to Noon. If you can’t fit it in those time slots you need to contact me and set something else up, because Monday night will probably be out of the question. We will be doing and entirely different workout Monday and there will more than likely be no room to fit this workout in.
Fact #4. If you do shitty this workout you are going to need a good excuse.
Pat Sherwood was kind enough to post the following list of excuses for any bad performances:
Finally, once a week during the Open we would like to give a shout out to 2 athletes who have not registered. For whatever reason the feel they are too good to compete with their fellow Gym-mates. Whatever the reason, please know that we are not judging you. And please do not be angered at us if we smirk as you walk by. It’s going to be difficult to ignore the big “L” inscribed in your foreheads. Remember, there’s still time to sign up!
This weeks Athletes are none other than……………………….
I’m sure you recognize them. They look so proud of their decision.
Good Luck Everyone!!