Smashby’s CF Games Open Strategy – WOD 17.1

Posted: February 24, 2017 in CrossFit, Training

The 2017 CrossFit Games Open is here! That means that I am going to try and record my “Strategy Videos” in hopes of helping athletes feel better prepared on how to attack the 5 workouts this year.

Take a look at this video for 17.1, and let me know what you think! After you do the workout, come on back and let me know… did my advice help? The more feedback I get, the more in depth I can make the next 4 videos!

Normal People Advice: Pace, pace, pace. Most people will take at least 17 minutes to get through this workout (at Rx’d weights, at least). Just because it’ll be possible to start off going really fast through the first round, very few people will be able to keep up a fast pace for the last 4 rounds. I suggest a steady rhythm on snatches, and a comfortable pace on burpees until at least the round of 30 Snatches. If at that point things still feel strong, then go for it! Finish strong, don’t crash and burn on this one.

“Beast Mode” Advice: Go. The dumbbell weight shouldn’t get heavy. This workout is going to be won by those who simply have a better engine. If an athlete doesn’t stop moving, and keeps their heart rate down, it’ll be tough to catch them!

Click here for the FULL DESCRIPTION of the workout, including Scaled versions.

CFOpen17.1

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Comments
  1. Taylor Jacobs says:

    Great advice! Thanks Tom!

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