When the Open ends, everyone comes up with this huge list of things they want to improve, or a skill they want to refine. I think it is awesome to see areas of weakness and want to make them better, but it is important NOT to try to fix too many things at once.

Let's focus on the word triage.

tri·age
trēˈäZH,ˈtrēˌäZH/
noun
1.
(in medical use) the assignment of degrees of urgency to wounds or illnesses to decide the order of treatment of a large number of patients or casualties.
verb
1.
assign degrees of urgency to (wounded or ill patients).

For our purposes, we need to look at our list of weakness and pick which as the biggest sense of urgency for improvement. A lot of times, it might be the things we really HATE working on! (For me, that's mobility) If you have poor body mechanics, it doesn't make sense to say “I need a heavier squat” and keep squatting with crappy hip and ankle mobility. Adding weight to movement which is not technically sound, results in no improvement. A lack in range of motion hinders you from getting below parallel, and then when you're judged you get no repped left and right.

When working a weakness, like HSPU, it is important to go back to the BASICS. You need to re-teach yourself the proper mechanics. This is something that tends to frustrate the crap out of us. It seems like we a reverting back a few steps, instead of progressing.

Please trust me when I say, you have a YEAR to get better. A WHOLE YEAR!
If it takes you a month or two to learn the basics over, maybe use lighter weight to make sure proper technique is being executed, you still have 10 months to build on that new form.

Taaa daaaa!

To see improvement, make your list, assign degrees of urgency to movements, and come up with an attack plan.

If you aren't sure which is most important or how to improve, ask a coach!
We are always here to help, and can even do some personal programming to work the weakness!

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