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The Open is over, Comp season is approaching, What Do I do now?

So now that the Open is over and for some reason I never received my invite to Regionals what do I do now Coach?

Well, what do we do now? Focus, Recalibrate and Focus some more. Now that the Competition season is fast approaching, for some of us it’s a good time to focus on setting some goals. Now most who did the Open already know what they need and or want to focus on. Now this doesn’t mean focus on moving from one division to another, This should mean, setting yourself up for success, start no repping yourself on some of the easier moves you can perform so you can be more successful at performing for performance and efficiency instead of a better number on the whiteboard.

Here are some rules and guidelines I like to use to base my own personal performance off of:

  • No Rep the moves you think you’re good at. Wall balls, Chin over bar, HRPU.
  • Avoid¬†“Shaving”. We all shave a lot of things….don’t make your reps one of them. Be humble and honest, sets you up to be a better athlete.
  • Give yourself small goals and sensible ones. Can’t string pullups and strict dips together? Than odds are you won’t be getting those¬†ring muscle ups anytime soon.
  • TECHNIQUE !!!! Ask the coach to watch you, video yourself, just don’t assume your technique is bang on because it feels like it!

We need to be particle in our training and expectations. If I know I can do it, I will, if I know I can’t I wont….Simple as that.

Give yourself some goals between now and the Fall. Sign up for that comp, get out of your comfort zone, try something new that challenges you and most of all scares the f*ck out of you. Before you know it the 2019 Open will be here, be prepared to do better than 2018, and be prepared to add new numbers to that white board!


When in doubt ask for help, doing your own training is fine, but without the help and guidance from a coach, you may be holding yourself back!


Coach D.