• Misbah Haque

Open Prep: Strategy and Efficiency Tips w/ Ben Dziwulski

Ben Dziwulski from WODprep is back! In our last episode we got super tactical and talked about the progressions for many of the difficult skills like TTB, Muscle Ups, Double Unders, Pull Ups. And so I wanted to get his thoughts on Pistols and Handstand walking -- then dive into some strategy and efficiency tips for the Open.

Remember all the videos and resources that Ben has to help you see this stuff visually is linked up below. 

Show Notes:

  • (3:19) - Pistols progressions

  • (3:59) - Drilling skills to get ready for the Open

  • (6:15) - The power of being able to do just ONE rep of a difficult skill

  • (12:30) - Handstand Pushups to Handstand Walking

  • (24:22) - Getting into routines and rhythms before your Open workout

  • (22:52) - Don’t change everything

  • (29:20) - Adrenaline, pressure, pacing - and knowing when to go balls out

  • (38:15) - Breathe like Rich Froning

  • (43:00) - Developing a gameplan for a workout in your warmups

  • (50:30) - Pulling through the pain

  • (53:00) - The leaderboard

Resources we may have talked about:

  • #25 – OpenPrep: Practice and Master Your Skills To Stay Ahead Of The Curve w/ Ben Dziwulski

  • Pistols

  • How To Handstand Walk (progressions)

  • Breathe Like Rich Froning video

  • Double Under Training Course

  • Muscle Up Training

  • Pull Up Training (Strict, Kipping, Butterfly)

  • Handstand Pushup Training

  • Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit Of Less

  • The Slight Edge Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness

  • Deep Work: Rules For Focused Success In A Distracted World

How you can connect with Ben:

  • WODPrep.com

  • YouTube Channel

  • Facebook

  • Instagram: @wodprep

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