Friday, May 17, 2019

AMRAP Mentality

May 17, 2019

Standing for “as many reps as possible”, AMRAP workouts are an opportunity to perform as many repetitions or rounds of a movement as possible within a set amount of time.

AMRAP mentality is focusing on the task at hand and not letting yourself become distracted. Chalk it up to the difficulty of what you’re doing: the level of intensity involved in an AMRAP makes it almost impossible to let your thoughts drift away from the task at hand. If you do find yourself wondering what to make for dinner, perhaps the task is not challenging enough.

There should be room to breathe in an AMRAP, but the intensity should be such that you are able to continue moving without large breaks. Remember that everything is scalable, both down and up!

In a world filled with constant distractors, AMRAP mentality is a great tool to have in your toolbox. It simply means working on the task at hand completely without interruptions. Take a look around and see how many distractions are self-inflicted. When focusing on ONE task for a certain amount of time, you will find you should be able to complete the task better, due to increased concentration thus intensity!

WOD

15 Minute AMRAP
5 Chest to Bar Pull-ups
10 Dumbbell Thruster
20 Renegade Row

More AMRAP WODs from Bridgetown CrossFit

Jason Khalipa talk’s AMRAP Mentality: