The trainers have arrived at Ute CrossFit, the athletes have been introduced, and the workout has been announced. In this second installation of the SLC Ding series, it’s time for some workout preparation and planning.
A proper warm-up can prepare an athlete for success and safety within a workout, and it’s also a time to work on technique. By observing the warm-up, the trainer has a moment to assess scaling needs.
In this segment, Tommy Hackenbruck, Chris Spealler, and Miranda and Tyson Oldroyd take their athletes through a number of dynamic movements to prepare them for the day’s work. Speal and the rest of the Utah crew take the time to assess the needs of each individual and tailor the workout around strengths and weaknesses. Pull-ups play a large part in this WOD created by Tony Budding, so after some careful observation, it’s decided that some will have to scale with jumping pull-ups.
Once the strategy is in place, it’s time for the athletes to head out the door and put it to the test. Tune in for the workout in Part 3, coming soon.
Additional Reading: Scaling Down CrossFit Workouts With Rings by Tyler Hass, published March 1, 2008.