by JST COMPETE

The Open is now underway. With the opportunity to qualify for sanctioned events and see where you stack up against your fellow countrymen & women, we can't see much reason why you wouldn’t be taking part. A question that a lot of people ask us coaches is "shall I do it again?" 

We are going to help you make this decision now as The Open has just begun so that you aren't worrying as to whether you should repeat or not. Taking more stress off you before it happens.
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So first things first, how important is The Open in your overall plan? Have you been training specifically for it?

If yes, then this already answers our question if you should repeat the workout and just to be clear that the answer is yes. If you are looking to qualify for a competition off the back of The Open, then your answer is also yes you should repeat. If you want to see how your best match up against everyone worldwide, in your country, in your box then yes you should also repeat.⁣
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But what if The Open isn't a priority for you or you have your eyes set on a competition in the not so distant future instead? Well, you need to ask yourself how much do you want The Open to affect your training?

If you are repeating, it's going to affect it a lot more than if you don't. Doing The Open workouts once will give you a good idea of where you are at and what you need to work on moving forward to your competition. You can also use it as practice for your competition, treat each Open workout as a competition event. You've only got one shot so make sure your strategy is on point and you know exactly what you are going to do.
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