Two weeks left in the 2013 CrossFit Open and I’m tied for third in the world!!! Just kidding, I’m currently the 41,209th fittest man in the world! And ranked 4,004th in the North East of the United States.
12.1 + 12.2 = 13.1 WOD of the Open. So CrossFit HQ married the first two workouts from the 2012 Open to come up with 13.1 which looks like:
Proceed through the sequence below completing as many reps as possible in 17 minutes of:
75 pound Snatch, 30 reps
135 pound Snatch, 30 reps
165 pound Snatch, 30 reps
210 pound Snatch, as many reps as possible
I only managed to get 112 reps, which put me into the middle of the 135 pound snatch portion of the workout. I was hoping to get deeper into that round but my problem is definitely my snatch technique. Once it gets over 95 lbs, I’m muscling the weight up and it might as well be a clean into a strict press. My tight and none explosive hips don’t help. Also after 70 burpees and 30 lighter snatches, my body was pretty tired. Excuses, excuses…
Workout 13.2 looked like this for the men:
Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 10 minutes of:
115 pound Shoulder to overhead, 5 reps
115 pound Deadlift, 10 reps
15 Box jumps, 24″ box
The announcement for 13.2 was extra exciting as I got to witness it live at CrossFit South Brooklyn. Performing the first workout was two-time CrossFit woman’s champion Annie Thorisdottir and she competed against Lindsey Valenzuela who finished 9th in the 2012 CrossFit Games. This is the second time I’ve seen Annie workout live and she is a nonstop work machine. She nearly lapped Lindsey in the workout with a score of 361 reps versus Lindsey’s 335. Thor’s daughter should definitely be the odds on favorite to three-peat in 2013.
As for myself, I managed a mind blowing 187 reps! I know, incredible right? Box jumps have been the bane of my existence (what else is new) since finding CrossFit so I did step ups instead. I would have liked to get to 200 reps but maybe next time.
Workout 13.3 was the same as last year’s 12.4 which was:
12 minute AMRAP of:
150 Wall balls
Lots of people were complaining that they expected something new and different from CrossFit HQ. I think its great that they recycled one of the workouts. Anyone who does CrossFit knows that repeating workouts is what we do so that we can give ourselves benchmarks and goals to try and beat. In 2012 I did not finish the 150 wall balls, mainly because I got no-repped probably close to 20 times, mainly for not getting low enough in the bottom of my wall ball which is the bottom of a squat. This year, I was at the gym 45 minutes ahead of time to stretch and warm up my hips and legs. I also worked on really pushing my butt down to the bottom of my squat and bouncing out of the bottom of the wall ball. This helped tremendously. I was only no-repped twice during the wall balls and made it to the double-unders of which I did 25, resulting in a final score of 175. I was pretty happy with this since my goal upon hearing WOD 13.3 was to simply make it past the wall balls. Next up, one of my goals for 2013: a muscle up and I feel like I’m definitely getting close.
So that’s my 2013 CrossFit Open experience so far. Have no idea what to expect next but I’m excited for it. Would love to hear from some of you guys and how you have faired versus your expectations.