SICFIT WOW Prepares for OPTathlon


Programming for Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Today’s WOW is inspired by the upcoming OPTathlon, held at OPT|The International Center for Fitness, on Sunday 10/6. As a fitness test, these row repeats are simple but extremely informative in assessing fitness — they reveal how quickly you fatigue and your ability to recover quickly. This test is also ideal because as much as you are racing the person next to you, you are also racing yourself .

If you are interested in judging or volunteering at the OPTathlon, please sign up at the gym or e-mail

500 Meter row at 50%
3×10 Push up + sit up + air squat + ring row
Rowing technique
Row repeats
500 Meter row
90 Second rest
500 Meter row

Stretch of the Week

The wrists and forearms can be easy to overlook when stretching and mobilizing, but this area of the body needs just as much attention as those larger muscle and joint systems.