The first workout of The Open (which consisted of 7 straight minutes of burpees) was one that, in theory, “favored” smaller, lighter guys. The second one, however, favors those who can just throw around a LOT of weight! The gist of it, is that you complete as many snatches as you can in 10 minutes, where the weight increases (significantly) every 30 reps. The first set is 30 reps at a “light” weight, the second 30 reps bump up the weight to a medium/heavy load, and the final set of the 30 is to be completed at a weight that I think is heavier than any HQ-written Snatch WOD I’ve ever seen! Oh yeah… in the event that athletes make it through those 90 reps, the final weight is so heavy, that I would say only the top 5% of athlete in the world will even be able to complete a singe rep. We might as well call it, the Snatchtastic Voyage,….. or something like that…
In my “strategy” video for this one, I talk about the WOD itself, how I think many people in the region will do, and then some basic strategy for how I think it should be approached. If you have any questions about the workout, please don’t hesitate to ask!
The second workout of the 2012 CrossFit Games Open (copied directly from the Games website) is pasted below:
Proceed through the sequence below completing as many reps as possible in 10 minutes of:
30 Snatch (M 75 / F 45 lbs)
30 Snatch (M 135 / F 75 lbs)
30 Snatch (M 165 / F 100 lbs)
Max Rep Snatch (M 210 / F 120 lbs)
This workout begins from the standing position. The athlete will complete all reps at the first weight before advancing to the next weight. Score is total reps completed in 10min.