#WorkoutoftheWeek 3.4.2019 - CrossFit Open 19.2
Welcome back to our #WorkoutoftheWeek posts where every single week we discuss a new workout from a different affiliate that our community has submitted. This is to showcase the various programming differences around the country and to share what our community is doing as a whole.
This week, we are discussing 19.1 - the second workout released last Thursday for the CrossFit Open. The CrossFit Open is a grueling 5-week series where each week a new workout is released and affiliates worldwide program this workout for their athletes.
You can read more about the CrossFit Open here, but it is the first of many tests in order to find the fittest men and women across the world who will go on to compete at the CrossFit Games in August.
Now, let’s dive into the second workout released by CFHQ.
WOD Credit: CrossFit.com
Beginning on an 8-minute clock, complete as many reps as possible of:
15 squat cleans, 135 lb. (85 lbs. for women)
13 squat cleans, 185 lb. (115 lbs. for women)
If completed before 8 minutes, add 4 minutes to the clock and proceed to:
11 squat cleans, 225 lb. (145 lbs. for women)
If completed before 12 minutes, add 4 minutes to the clock and proceed to:
9 squat cleans, 275 lb. (175 lbs. for women)
If completed before 16 minutes, add 4 minutes to the clock and proceed to:
7 squat cleans, 315 lb. (205 lbs. for women)
Stop at 20 minutes.
Ok, well…..if your eyes don’t hurt from reading that workout, yet, then I don’t know what to tell you. It was a bit confusing for us, too, but what you need to know for this workout is that it will mostly be an 8-minute workout for a lot of us out there. Heavy squat cleans are either your jam or they are not. Mix in a few toes-to-bar and double unders in there and your forearm strength and legs will already be a little taxed.
Now, let’s get into strategy here. Do you go unbroken on the TTB and dubs and do singles on the squat cleans? IT’s up to you. I retried this workout TWICE with two different strategies and got the exact same score. Not really ideal, but the first time I went unbroken on the TTB, dubs and did singles on the squat cleans, and then the second time I broke things up and did triplets with the squat cleans….seemed to have the same effect on the score. Either way, go for a tiebreaker time and do your best with us.
Have a tip or a strategy for this one? Let us know. We are all ears. This was a tough one for many of us out there and kudos to all the incredible athletes who made it beyond the 8-minute mark.
Drop us a comment down below and let us know what you thought. I liked this workout, but it got very heavy quick. You can tell this workout was designed to find the athletes with the aerobic capacity to get through some gymnastics movements while also being able to squat clean super heavy. If you made it beyond the 8-minute mark, congrats! Or, if you got your first TTB or hit a PR with the squat clean, also congrats. This was a tough one for sure.
P.S. Also some very good tips from one of our favorite Games athletes, Cole Sager.