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Author / Christopher McQuilkin

Power Athlete Nation, it is that time of year again!

THE OPEN IS UPON US

Last year @mcquilkin's CrossFit Open Warm Ups garnered 1,000's of hits after each Open WOD announcement. Anyone who subscribes to the Power Athlete forums, or keeps up with our blogs, knows Tex is the MAN when it comes to athlete preparation.

Regardless of your skill level, or competitive domain, the mental and physical approach to game day will make or break your performance. That's why the correct warm up is absolutely essential to empower your performance.

Tex has 2016 CrossFit Games Warm Ups for you

As is tradition at Power Athlete HQ, we will be leveling up for the 2016 CrossFit Open Warm ups. Tex will be standing by for every CrossFit Open WOD announcement to analyze the workouts. Here's what he's putting together for each Open workout:

  • A Crack of the Whip
    Tex will get your mind right with a motivational preamble
  • Pre Warm up Warm up
    Directed cyclical movements to stoke the coals and get the warm up started; raise core temperature, stimulate CNS, and elevate heart rate
  • Iso Stability Work
    Your ability to match isometric tension to the task ahead is the foundation of movement efficiency
  • Movement Prep
    After Tex identifies primary, secondary, and tertiary movement patterns of the WOD, he'll map those to our warm up protocols for maximal motor recruitment prep
  • Lactate Buffering
    When it comes to The Open, "Energy systems" are a small piece of the pie; lactate buffering is ESSENTIAL to continue pushing through the workout as acidosis increases from the stress of the WOD

Everything will be hosted on TrainHeroic accompanied with detailed explanations and movement demos. The Open WODs will also be programmed, so you can enter your scores and see how you stack up against others following the 2016 CrossFit Games Open Warm up protocols.

Better yet, use the activity feed to tap directly into Power Athlete coaches.

The catch? It's gonna cost you $10 bucks. That's $2 per warm up assuming there's only 5 Open WODs. For all we know, there might be 7. That's the beauty of the open, we don't really know what we are in for, do we?

Here's what we do know; you need to go into your workouts with a fighters mindset. If you go into the ring cold, you'll come out cold... knocked out cold! That in itself is worth the $2.

Ditch the bullshit neck roll, arm circle, air squat warm up. Take a calculated approach to your warm up so you can smash your WOD.

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Christopher McQuilkin

MS, CSCS, SCCC, CHES
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Former collegiate lacrosse defensive midfielder, 4-year letter winner and 3-year team captain. Coached strength and conditioning collegiately with Georgetown University football, Men's and Women's lacrosse and Women's Crew, as well with the University of Texas at Austin's football program. Apprenticed under Raphael Ruiz of 1-FortyFour-1 studying proper implementation of science based, performance driven training systems. Head coached CrossFit Dupont's program for two years in Washington D.C. Received a Master's in Health Promotion Management from Marymount University in 2010, and has been a coach for Power Athlete since October, 2012.

15 Comments

  1. Cameron Currie on February 24, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    I’m living in Hong Kong. Before purchasing, I’d like to make sure that they are posted in time for me to take advantage of. I plan on hitting each workout on Friday afternoon local time which would make it Thursday 8pm pacific time roughly. Any likely hood of missing these warmups?

    • Luke Summers on February 24, 2016 at 9:24 pm

      Cam, we will be posting within 2 hours after the live announcement. You’ll be good!

  2. Taylor Smith on February 25, 2016 at 4:25 am

    I thought last year’s open warm ups were great. I’ll be signing up.

  3. Nick Wheeler on February 25, 2016 at 5:36 am

    So on the TH site, I noticed i’ll only be billed for one month, will I have access to these 6 months from now if I want to hit the workouts again?

  4. Ingo "Joey Swole" B on February 25, 2016 at 7:40 am

    Obligatory notice: this post is open to gen-pop, so please refrain from posting premium Power Athlete content here.

  5. noel on February 25, 2016 at 8:55 am

    im only signing up because of the gif

    • Luke Summers on February 29, 2016 at 2:19 pm

      Noel, you and I clearly make our purchasing decisions based off the same criteria.

  6. Nick Wheeler on February 25, 2016 at 9:28 am

    Thought I posted earlier, seems not.

    With TrainHeroic charging for one month, if I want to go back and look at the warmups 6 months from now, will I be able to?

    • Luke Summers on February 29, 2016 at 2:19 pm

      Nick,
      No, you wont.

  7. HalimCFZ on February 27, 2016 at 1:51 am

    It says $ 10 sign up, but I can only choose the $20 monthly for payment?

    • Luke Summers on February 29, 2016 at 1:49 pm

      Halim, maybe you’re selecting the “coach’s” account, which would allow you set you up for a “Coach’s Account” where you can invite athletes to view the training and track their results.

      Make sense?

  8. John Jackson on March 4, 2016 at 7:10 am

    From TrainHeroic
    FRIDAY 3.04.16
    16.2 Warm Up Posted on Saturday the 5th

    From here:
    LUKE SUMMERS
    FEBRUARY 24, 2016 AT 9:24 PM
    Cam, we will be posting within 2 hours after the live announcement. You’ll be good!

    Me: 🙁

    • Luke Summers on March 4, 2016 at 8:20 am

      John,
      We are working with TH to see WHY THE FUCK these are unpublishing. Very sorry about the issue.

      Stand by.

  9. John Jackson on March 4, 2016 at 8:56 am

    Looks like 16.2 is up now on saturday . this is as of 11:54am EST Friday. I am printing it out – just in case.

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