"Do not count the days; make the days count."
2 rounds for time of:
20 overhead squats
12 ring muscle-ups
20 dumbbell snatches
12 bar muscle-ups
Men perform 115-lb. OHS, 50-lb. DB snatches
Time cap: 14 minutes
18.3 was a tough one. No doubt about that, and whether you find yourself completing one round, or like me, barely getting halfway through the muscle-ups, there's no denying 18.3 will probably be the most talked about WOD of the 2018 CrossFit Games.
But, what made it so damn tough?
Was it the 800 double-unders programmed into the workout, or the nasty combination of just about every shoulder movement put back-to-back? Regardless of where you finished, this one no doubt put just about everyone to the brink of what they were capable of, mentally or physically, it was an absolute grind.
But first, let's go over the movement standards in this video from CrossFit.com
Listen, double-unders are tough, and muscle-ups are even harder. Hell, even the overhead squats were a grind, and made it SUPER tough going back into another 100 double-unders, so don't sweat it, no matter how you ended up on the leaderboards.
This one was a test to truly find out who the fittest people on the planet were, and generally (and most likely) wasn't programmed for everyone to be able to finish it. I got stuck with my muscle-ups around the five-minute mark and had to painstakingly fail rep after rep, and it was frustrating as hell.
But, you know what? That's ok. And that (to me) is what makes CrossFit so awesome, is while it can be super frustrating, it also inspires and humbles you at the same time to progress as an athlete. And the mantra at my gym is pretty relevant here: Progress, Patience, Performance, Perseverance.
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