This is one of the more well rounded test the open has ever put out, for many reasons. I’m gonna breakdown why I like each movement and where it’s placed.
60 Cal Row: Putting this first in the chipper was a great way to test if people had regularly been rowing intervals because if you took this too hot, your heart rate would spike and your t2b would blow up due to the similarity in the movements.
50 T2B: This was a good test of capacity in a Kipping gymnastics movement. Once again like the row, due to the higher volume of reps it forces you to show if you were aware you capacity and how to break it up into sets.
40 Wall Ball: This number of repetitions is attainable for many people in one set, but at what costs. You still have to do 2 more taxing movements after, that are both quite shoulder intensive. I think the people who were able to keep heart rate consistent during this without many breaks had a large advantage going into the last 2 exercises.
30 Power Clean: This was awesome before the muscle up because it’s a whole body movement that is very fatiguing on the grip and upper pulling muscles. It payed off if you were smart during these 30 reps, especially if your muscle ups aren’t technically efficient.
20 RMU: For your average person this is the last movement of the workout and by this point most people’s heart rates are very. The goal here is stay as calm as possible and not fail any reps because that is a huge waste of energy