The 2017 CrossFit Open: 17.2 – Legs

17.2 – I Can’t Feel My Legs!

Last week it was my back and this week it’s my legs.

17.2 – AMRAP, 12 Minutes

2 Rounds
50 ft. dumbbell lunge (50 lb.)
16 toes-to-bar
8 dumbbell power clean (50 lb.)
2 Rounds
50 ft. dumbbell lunge (50 lb.)
16 bar muscle ups
8 dumbbell power clean (50 lb.)

Etc., alternating between toe-to-bar and bar muscle ups every two rounds.

Last week it was a single dumbbell, now it’s two! My biggest worry was getting at least one rep on the muscle ups. I haven’t done one since August and I failed in my previous attempts. I should have focused on the lunges since they were the hardest movement.

The workout started off great. I used the dumbbell stacking technique and did the lunges quickly. The toes-to-bar were done in sets of five and six. The cleans were not too bad either. I started to feel my legs get tired during the second round of lunges. I could feel my legs tightening up and had to rest at the end of 25 ft. I switched my grip to having one dumbbell head rest on my shoulder since it was becoming more difficult to stabilize the dumbbells when they were stacked. I finished the last set of lunges and went for another round of toes-to-bar and dumbbell power cleans.

Fatigue had set in and I was barely able to complete the reps on the toes-to-bar. I did small sets and then singles. I finished the cleans and started on the lunges. I finished 25 ft. and took a minute to catch my breath. It was close to time cap when I started my last 25 ft. of lunges. I finished at 11:55 and didn’t get to the muscle ups. After the workout I signed my sheet and went outside to throw up. I pushed myself to the limit and I wasn’t happy with my performance. I wanted to at least attempt a few muscle ups but I overestimated my fitness. However, this workout has given me the motivation to start going harder and pushing myself in workouts. I know I can do better, I just need to put in the work. I hope your workout went better than mine.

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