Chipping In, and Out

JT Scott | 05/14/2017 | 4

We program workouts across a broad range of time domains to make sure you get a varied training stimulus here. Sometimes it’s a sprint, sometimes it’s a grind.

We also vary the modes – sometimes it’s task-priority (“5 rounds for time”) and sometimes it’s time-priority (“AMRAP 14”), sometimes there are rest intervals built in to keep it sprinty, sometimes it’s On The Minute work.

On those days where we’re not going for rounds, we call the workouts “Chippers”. If you’ve ever used a wood chipper, you know you just feed material in one way and it comes out the other side… generally in pieces. That’s the idea of a WOD that doesn’t lap around on itself: just get in there and chip away at the reps until you’re all done, one time through.

These Chipper WODs allow us to get more movements in the mix generally, and also are an opportunity to practice much larger sets than the short little rounds we usually work with.

Today we’ve got a chipper that works its way in to the middle and back out again through the same movements, pivoting around a big set of pushups. It’s a scaled down version of something your coaches did (we took out 100 deadlifts that were in there originally) to fit the class format and keep you from having to worry about your DL form while you’re exhausted.

These are big sets, but don’t be concerned. Just get into them and get them done. Before you know it you’ll be coming out the other side of this Chipper. It’ll be about 20 minutes, give or take.

50 cal Row
50 Box Jump Overs (24/20)
50 Wall Balls (20/14)
50 Push Ups
50 Wall Balls
50 Box Jump Overs
50 cal Row

P.S.: If you’re all done with the Chipper, but feel like chipping in a bit more, you could always consider this link. 😉

P.P.S.: We’re going to have a roofing crew at the gym this week replacing the roof of the building. No more leaks! It shouldn’t get in the way of our classes at all, but if that changes we’ll post updates to the blog.

4 comments for “Chipping In, and Out

  1. Josh Mc says:

    WoD: 21:49 Rx….though truth be told the pushups were ALJ…

  2. Roger says:

    WOD: 28:47 Rx. WBs ALJ, was generally very slow everywhere.

  3. Jon says:

    29:45. I THOUGHT I was using a 16lb ball, but Kirstie tells me it was actually closer to 19lb. Boy howdy did those wallballs kick my ass.

  4. Niki Brown says:

    27:09 14# wb 20in box. Glad I scaled.

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