Overall I really enjoyed participating in the Open. I feel great about completing four out of the five scaled workouts since I am new to CrossFit. For the majority of the workouts it was my first time doing certain movements in a workout and with actual weights instead of an empty bar. Participating was a fun challenge and it has inspired me to set more CrossFit goals for myself. I am excited to do it again next year to see how much I will have improved, and hopefully Rx some of the workouts!
Here is my recap:
WORKOUT 15.1 (scaled)
Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 9 minutes of:
15 hanging knee raises
10 deadlifts (85 / 55 lb.)
5 snatches* (85 / 55 lb.)
WORKOUT 15.1a (all divisions)
1-rep-max clean and jerk
6-minute time cap
The workouts should be done back to back, so really it was a 15 minute workout.
This was a really fun start to the open and it made me glad I signed up. I almost completed four rounds in 15.1. This was my first time doing snatches in a workout so I was just pleased with the fact that I completed 3 rounds of 55 lb snatches. Those suckers are hard!
Score: 202 (117 reps in 15.1, 85 lb in 15.1a)
I skipped this one both because I was sick and because I can't do pull ups. The workout was overhead squats and chest to bar pull ups. Scaled version was chin over bar pull ups instead of chest to bar, which I still can't do. Had I not been sick and attempted the workout, I could have gotten a score of 10 since overhead squats were first and I could have done those then attempted the pull ups the rest of the time. But alas the excuse of being sick saved me from shamefully attempting pull ups for 3 minutes.
15.3 WORKOUT (scaled)
Complete as many rounds and rep as possible in 14 minutes of:
50 wall-ball shots
Men use 20-lb. ball to 9 feet, Women use 10-lb. ball to 9 feet
This workout made me super grateful that they are offering a scaled version this year because the Rx version of this workout included muscle-ups, which I definitely can't do.... yet.
I felt good about my score for this workout but afterward I saw that the weight for the wall balls was 10 lb and our coach had us using 14 lb! I didn't want to redo this workout but I felt good knowing I could have done even better if I had used the lighter weight prescribed for this scaled workout.
Score: 508 reps
15.4 WORKOUT (scaled)
Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 8 minutes of:
10 push presses
Men push press 95 lb. and clean 115 lb.
Women push press 65 lb. and clean 75 lb.
Again with this workout, hallelujah for scaled division! The Rx workout included handstand pushups and 125 lb cleans. No thanks. I had a hard time with the cleans during this workout, which was funny because the girl who did the workout before me said the push presses were harder for her and the cleans felt like a break. This workout was also hard because the power was out at the gym and we had no music. CrossFit without music is miserable. I also couldn't look at the electronic clock to see my time, which sucked because this felt like the 8 minutes that wouldn't end.
Score: 51 reps
15.5 WORKOUT (scaled)
27-21-15-9 reps for time of:
Men use 95 lb.
Women use 65 lb.
This was probably my favorite workout from the Open. My legs were ridiculously sore from Wednesday's workout (we did heavy squats) and the thrusters were torture, but I loved the rowing.
For more info on what the Open is all about, check out the CrossFit Games website.