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Are you on the edge of your seat?? Hangin’ on baited breath?? The Open is here. Friday Night Lights will be spectacular! It’s “Team Series” 2019!! Woot woot! Who’s pumped? Oh yeah you are. You’ve been training all year for this. Honing in on those skills. Hitting those PR’s! Getting stronger, faster, smarter every day! It’s what we train for! 

With that being said...here’s last year’s advise from Coach Mike...if you are doing the Open, you should be taking it easy this week and each week prior to the Open workout. Scale, modify, dial it back! You will be perform your best with this approach.  Now is not the time to try to hit a new PR. You had all year for that. 

Now I can’t say I always take Coach Mike’s advise (even though he’s always right :-), lol...Coach Jess disagrees but you get the idea ) but I did last year and I had the best year ever! He was spot on...as usual!  I scaled every workout leading up to the Open workout. Took a rest day on Thursday and was ready to hit it hard on Friday. If a rest day scares you then do a light active recovery day on Thursday and some mobility. 

I’ve been reading up on the best approach going forward each week and here’s what I’ve read...

-Hit it hard on Friday as though you won’t have a chance to re-do the workout

-active recovery day Saturday 

-rest day Sunday

-re-do workout Monday with a plan. Have a strategy in mind based off of your experience from Friday

Tuesday is a scaled back workout. Wednesday is scaled back as well with Thursday being your rest day. Follow the process each week! You’re bound to see success!!

Everyone should plan their fuel! At least 30 minutes before your workout have a little protein and some high GI carbs. That could be a few sips of protein and a little banana or blueberries. My go-to is raisins. Quick and easy and not heavy in my stomach. Finish the protein and carbs after the workout. For those of you who normally workout in the morning, your fuel is important here. Shift some high GI carbs you normally have during the day for the evening along with some protein. This will keep your energy up for the workout. 

When you come in on Friday, we will have posted in the back a warm-up specifically for each Open workout and some tips and strategies to help you crush it! 

Let’s get pumped people! Get ready for cheering on your teammates and showing support! We all know the work we put in all year to get here! Let’s celebrate it!! See you at Friday Night Lights! 

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