Another year another Crossfit Open challenge! This year marks the second time I have participated, it has provided me with an amazing means for benchmarking my fitness and seeing how I have improved (or not improved) from the previous year.
Crossfit Open Results
This year I did a mix of Rx and Scaled where last year I did all of the workout strictly scaled. There were some weights I just couldn’t lift, or thought I couldn’t lift, and movements that I just cannot do (muscle-ups, hand-stand push-ups and double-unders). I did manage to get my very first double under done this Open, but not only that but managed to string quite a few together to complete the last round!
|2016||78 (145 reps-s)||82 (83 reps-s)||52 (10 reps)||76 (110 reps-s)||69 (33:40 time-s)||59 (375)|
|2017||79 (176 reps-s)||71 (37 reps)||61 (7 reps)||67 (47 reps)||60 (165 reps)||72 (338)|
|(79 reps-s)||(57 reps-s)||(115 reps-s)||(22:22 time-s)|
Note that 17.4 was the same workout as 16.4. I made sure to re-do this workout scaled to see how much further I could get and then I did it Rx just to get a score on the board.
It really is amazing how one can gain energy from the crowd. I remember the last two minutes doing 17.5 Rx, I dropped the bar after finishing my 9 reps of thrusters and was about to call it a day. Then the entire gym got off their seats, rushed to me (at first I thought to congratulate me) and started yelling at me, “Pick up the damn rope! Don’t give up now, there is still time on the clock!” I don’t quite remember what happened next except that I was on the floor on the other end of the gym by the door and the judge said I finished at 24 double-unders!
I’m glad I didn’t give up and pushed myself as hard as I can go. You can go far when you set your mind to a task, but it also most certainly helps to have a crowd cheering you on!
I should convert this into a Tableau Viz…