14 min to complete two rounds of:
20 overhead squats
12 ring muscle-ups
20 dumbbell snatches
12 bar muscle-ups
Needless to say, everyone and their crossfitting dog was thrilled (read: sarcasm). To non-crossfitters, all of the movements in this week’s wod were highly technical and to complete two rounds in 14 minutes would not be possible for the average Joe crossfitter. Most of us would be more than pleased to get one round before the time cap! And those of us, like me, riding the low end of the bell curve were just happy to get our participant ribbon for the week and head home to stretch our calves.
Actually, as it turns out, my calves weren’t even sore because I only did 200 double-unders and the 20 overhead squats.
I swung around like a chimpanzee on the rings for a bit but the Open magic fairy wasn’t at CrossFit Sunalta because there were no muscle-ups for me. Oh wait, and maybe also because I’m terrified of being up on the rings (and that’s why I’ve avoided muscle-up practice like the plague since I started doing CrossFit 3? 4? years ago.) Turns out if you don’t work on developing the skills and coordination required for a muscle-up, they don’t just magically appear when you need them. Go figure.
I did my 100 double-unders (not nearly as fast as Rozie, or Dana – who strung 100 together!), then the 20 overhead squats which felt sufficiently heavy, then with a fair amount of frustration did my next 100 double-unders. There was some tripping. Thanks to my judge Paul for counting every last hard-to-count rep. 6:XX for my tie-breaker score.
My PR for the workout was stringing together 50 double-unders right off the bat. I was pretty pleased about that, even though they went to crap after.
The atmosphere was exciting for 18.3 with people getting their first pull-ups, muscle-ups, or plural muscle-ups. And I had fun judging a few heats after and visiting with friends. Now, on to 18.4!
Predictions? If you follow Dave Castro on the internets, you’ll probably laugh at this website: https://whatdoesdavecastroscluemean.com/