I'm looking to compete this year but was wondering how to know if I'm ready. I've been going 3-4 times per week for over a year, feel strong, but there are still some thing i'm unable to do (i.e. over 10 pull ups w/o band, muscle ups).
Any advice how to know if i'm ready to compete?
asked byDanielleO812 (1804)
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on February 04, 2012
at 07:23 PM
Are you working out at an affiliate, or doing Main Site programming on your own?
Are you able to do most of your workouts as prescribed, or do you modify every WOD?
Also, take a look at last year's Open WODs and see if you'd be able to do them as prescribed for your gender and age category. Better yet, do a few of them and see how your scores compare to last year's leader board. Last year's were AMRAPs, so if you encountered something you couldn't do (one of them had muscle-ups), you just had a low score for that WOD.
There's really no risk. You pay $20, then just do the workouts and post your scores. I don't expect to be competitive this year, but I'm doing it. There are plenty of athletes at my gym competing, so I'll just work out with them and we'll trade off counting for each other.
Start extra work on your pullups now, because those will certainly be in there somewhere. You can improve a LOT in the next few weeks with some regular extra work.