2012 Crossfit Games Open Workout 12.2

Crossfit released the second workout of the 2012 Open on Wednesday night. I figured it would be a weight bearing exercise and hoped it wasn’t an Olympic lift. Of course, workout 12.2 involves one of the most difficult Olympic lifts to do, the snatch. The workout is as follows:

Proceed through the sequence below completing as many reps as possible in 10 minutes of:
30 Snatches, 75/45lbs
30 Snatches, 135/75lbs
30 Snatches, 165/100lbs
As many reps as possible, 210/120lbs

So I tried it last night and completed a total of 57 reps which I was pretty pleased with. However, the majority of my 27 snatches @ 135# were very little form and mostly strength. I’m tempted to try the workout again to see if I can get into the 165# part of the workout. I should probably attempt a few snatches at 165# to see if I can even do them…

2 thoughts on “2012 Crossfit Games Open Workout 12.2

  1. Did my lifts for starting stetrgnh at 1130 then went back at 530 and did the wod from yesterday. Yuck. Doing a wod like that all alone is total crap. I have a hard time motivating myself to run faster when no one is yelling at me and carrying a med ball doesn’t help.Now, some other things. 2 things actually:1) Bars with only 10lb plates on them should not be dropped. The 10lb plates can’t handle that and are going to break eventually. If you are doing a wod, like today, that calls for a 65# lift, try, if possible, to use a lighter bar and more plates. Or just don’t drop the bar. We all need to be more involved in taking care of our gym and the equipment we use. 2) This applies more to really full and busy classes, but it should be observed at all times. CONTROL YOUR DAMN BAR! In close quarters, be aware or how close you are to the people around you and do not encroach on their space. Respect the safety of your fellow wodders and do not drop the bar so that it rolls or bounces close to them. Tonight I saw several instances of someone dropping/throwing their bar and almost hitting the person in front of them. This is not acceptable. If you cannot control your bar, you do not belong on the floor. The next time I see this happen I will call you out! That’s all

    • Very sore from yesterday from my ear lobes down my neck into the tops of my suldohers! Still decided to come at 615am and do something I mean c’mon the challenge is next week.Did 3 sets of 5 of 190 flat bench felt good.Then I did a 10 min amrap of 30 DUs, 20 abmat situps, and 10 pistols got 5 rounds, 30 DUs, and 5 situps very proud of that. Felt very refreshed afterwards.Coach Stew provided great guidance to the turkish get-uppers. I heard some new pointers to keep yourself in line when you’re coming up with the weight. Not sure if there were any PRs with the Jerk, but they were working hard. I never thought I’d be working out at 6 in the morning. Now I’m doing that and in the best shape of my life! THANK YOU STEW, DAVE, AND ALL OF CROSSFIT DURHAM!

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