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Week Four Recap

Well I must admit, I would have lost a lot of money if you would have bet me that you would ever see a rower in the Open. I think it was a nice change and it’s great to see that there’s always the possibility of something new on the horizon. My opinion of the WOD as a whole? 14.4 = 14.fun. Yeah, yeah, I’m a little weird that way.

Top three women’s scores for the week:

  1. Kelly G and CPayne – 164 reps
  2. Corena – 153 reps
  3. Leanne – 152 reps

Top three mens scores for the week:

  1. Nigel – 200 reps (all that work and you couldn’t muster out 1 measly extra calorie?)
  2. Mike C – 191 reps
  3. Bish – 190 reps

Far to many names to point out this week as there was one large underlying thing that stood out to me. Let me first preface this by saying I like Toes to Bar. They came naturally to me and I am respectfully decent at them. I know for many people this is not the case and just being able to string reps together is a challenge. So to everyone who gave this WOD a go and has a tough time with T2B, I salute you on a job well done. To suffer through a set of 50 only capable of doing one or two reps at a time is physically punishing and mentally exhausting.

In a previous post I noted that some of our Masters Athletes were kicking a$$ and that some might qualify for the next level of competition in April. Two have put themselves in position to take a serious run heading into the final week of the Open to make the top 200.  Carol Craswell is currently sitting in the 48th position worldwide in her group while Mike Ives is 93rd in his. We will all be routing for you and be proud no matter what happens. That being said, we expect both of you to sell out this week and leave nothing in the tank.

Well, here we are. One more to go. As usual by this point, even though it’s been a blast, I’m ready to get it all over with and get back to some normal weeks of training. The general consensus is that we will be doing some combination of Thrusters and Burpees this week. I’m inclined to agree as we have seen both of these movements every year. Lets assume this is the couplet were going to do baring another rowing type surprise. What time domain, weight, type of burpees do you think it will be?, or do you think it will be something else entirely? Maybe double Kettlebell Thrusters instead of with a barbell?  Here’s my guess:

10 minute AMRAP

15 Bar Facing Burpees
20 Thrusters @ 95/65#
15 Bar Facing Burpees
20 Thrusters @ 135/85#
15 Bar Facing Burpees
20 Thrusters @ 165/115#
15 Bar Facing Burpees
AMRAP Thrusters @ 205/135#

What? Not an fan? Well remember, it could be just burpees!

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6 Comments
  1. 205lb thrusters only happen in youtube videos. I need something with A LOT of burpees if i’m going to stay ahead of chest beard.

  2. I dunno, even Crossfit’s social media team and the update show have mentioned how everyone is expecting burpees and thrusters. I expect thrusters and had a feeling we would see a kettle bell at some point this open. We haven’t had a triplet yet. I dunno I pretty much have given up on guessing at this point.

    However I wouldn’t be surprised if we get our first repeated movement in the same open. Maybe it’s just another Fran variant and our poor T2B hands have to do more C2B.

    Anything is possible still

  3. I am guessing we won’t see a thruster or burpee either just because everyone is expecting it.

  4. 20 feet of shovelling for time.

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