I hate to admit this, but as of right now I really don’t have a ton of thoughts on 12.3. It’s a WOD. It’s just a WOD. I feel like I’ve programmed similar things or done similar things a million times. That’s not bad at all. It just means it’s familiar and it’s VERY appropriate to the sport/competition.
I do believe some negative splits would help and I’m VERY glad we’ve been practicing pacing. Also, the 115/75# Push Press will get heavy for some folks and may end up being the deciding factor. Obviously, we’re pretty fucking good at Push Press, so that shouldn’t be an issue. Ironically (again, don’t know if it’s actually irony), we’ve been practicing that “regionals standard” for a long time on the Box Jumps, so should be good to go there also.
Speaking of the Box Jumps; there’s been a lot of talk about high-rep Box Jumps lately. The “regionals standard” takes a lot of abuse out of the movement, but I will recommend you ONLY DO THIS WOD ONCE. If you’re in the 10- to 15-round range, then you’re in the 200 Box Jump range. Whether you like this movement or not, repeating 200 Box Jumps multiple times in a week is simply a lot of impact. One and done, kids.
I’ll test 8-10 minutes of this tomorrow and give you guys some feedback, or I’ll just guess cause it looks pretty hard.
If any of you are feeling down in the dumps because you sucked at 12.2 as bad as that Russian aerobicizer guy who won 12.1, and maybe you need a little motivation, here it is.
Try not to start a riot or anything.