So we got great feedback from our 14.3 tips and strategies. It sounds like step-ups were the way to go for most of the athletes we talked to (clear throat, told you Steph).
Many of the “Experts” are saying this is a workout you should plan to do twice and we agree. With that said, most of you will be trying 14.4 tonight or tomorrow morning so review the information provided below and hopefully 14.4 will also be a success!
The guys at Barbell Shrugged always entertain and inform:
Highlights: shoes, tape your thumb, mobility, warm-up, technique, pacing (musle up folks and non-muscle up folks).
The Coaching Round Table from Tabata Times. If you need more info than you know what to do with, then check out the awesome tips from Tabata Times.
Like in weeks past, we will continue to add helpful 14.4 stuff to this post so check back before you try 14.4. And for those of you doing it twice — let us know your thoughts on how to improve when you tackle it the second time.
Additional info bit number 1: Ever wondered about the functionality of doing “wall balls”? Greg Glassman wrote an article all about it! Find it in the CrossFit Journal here: http://journal.crossfit.com/2003/08/functionality-and-wallball-by.tpl
Additional tip number 2: Rudy from The Outlaw Way posted a great warm-up for 14.4:
3 rounds at a comfortable pace of:
Row 15 Cals
7 Wall Balls 20/14#
5 Power Cleans 155/105#
*Rest until you feel recovered but not cold.