The 2017 CrossFit Open: 17.1 – Spinal

17.1 – My Back is Broken

The Open has arrived and 17.1 didn’t disappoint. Like last year, 17.1 had a new movement, the dumbbell snatch. While burpees and box jumps are not new to Open workouts, burpee box jump overs have only been seen at Regionals. It was a fun workout that rewarded those with great conditioning.

17.1 – For Time, Time Cap: 20 Minutes

10 dumbell snatches (50 lb.)
15 burpee box jump overs
20 dumbell snatches (50 lb.)
15 burpee box jump overs
30 dumbell snatches (50 lb.)
15 burpee box jump overs
40 dumbell snatches (50 lb.)
15 burpee box jump overs
50 dumbell snatches (50 lb.)
15 burpee box jump overs

After seeing this workout performed on the announcement show I knew I wouldn’t finish. I haven’t worked on conditioning since the last open and I knew it would bite me in the ass. The workout started great. I went unbroken for the first two rounds but I was exhausted and it has only been six minutes. I started to chip away at the 30 dumbbell snatches but I couldn’t do it unbroken. I broke it up into small sets. The burpee box jump overs were broken up into small sets as well. This continued until time cap, finishing at 40 dumbbell snatches and one burpee box jump overs.

I did that workout in the morning and by the afternoon my back was sore. My form started to give out towards the end and I used more of my back than my legs. It has been two days since I did the workout and I’m still sore. I’m going to take a few days off before heading back to the gym. I’m ready for 17.2!

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