17.1 Tips for Success

17.1 is not going to disappoint on the pain scale. Anytime you have a couplet you know you are going to leave a little bit of your soul on the gym floor. In regards to 17.1, there are some things to keep in mind that will set you up for success.

1.) Be Robotic. Stay composed and move consistently through at the same pace. For example, you can even mark where you want your hands to be so  you are always the same distance from the box. Moving like a robot will help you breath during the workout and keep from redlining.

2.) Snatches. You can try touch and go by switching on the way down and taping the ground to go directly into the next one which would be a little faster. However; this is a lot of snatches and switching at the bottom may save some energy that will allow you to keep a steady pace.

3.) Beware of a tight back. The constant bending in this workout is a recipe for the low back tightening up. Warm up really well before the workout. Try and use an aggressive hip drive to snatch the weight and relieve some of the stress from the back. 

4.) Embrace the Suck. Know that this is a trip to the pain cave and embrace the journey. Keep a calm head and take one rep at time. 


2/25/17 SATURDAY 17.1

CrossFit Games Open 17.1 (Time)

For time:
10 snatches
15 burpee box jump-overs
20 snatches
15 burpee box jump-overs
30 snatches
15 burpee box jump-overs
40 snatches
15 burpee box jump-overs
50 snatches
15 burpee box jump-overs

M: 50-lb. dumbbell / 24-in. box
F: 35-lb. dumbbell / 20-in. box

Time cap: 20 minutes