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Old 03-26-2015, 09:48 AM   #421
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Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread

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My guess for 15.5 with what remains:

AMRAP of:
-Thrusters of ascending weight
-Burpee box jump overs.

This would be kind of like the DL/BJ workout last Open, or the Snatch/burpee from 2 years ago.

With a 15.5a of max cal row in X min.

Feel like they need to do something to balance out the 1RM.
Balance out the 1RM? The Open is way skewed in favor of lightweight stuff, no?
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Old 03-26-2015, 10:13 AM   #422
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Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread

Might as well throw out a guess as well

Chipper, for time
50 cal row
40 burpees to a 6" target
30 box jumps
20 thrusters 135/95
10 alternating pistols

Immediately after
5 minute max back squat
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Old 03-26-2015, 05:04 PM   #423
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Balance out the 1RM? The Open is way skewed in favor of lightweight stuff, no?
There is absolutely no need to balance out the 1RM. The 1RM was needed to balance out all the lighter stuff that is traditional to the open.
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Old 03-26-2015, 05:45 PM   #424
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Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread

27-21-15-9
Row for cals
Thrusters 95/65

How do I film this?
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Old 03-26-2015, 06:03 PM   #425
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Well, no pistols. About all I can say good about this.
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Old 03-26-2015, 06:21 PM   #426
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Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread

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27-21-15-9
Row for cals
Thrusters 95/65

How do I film this?
From my Team Series video:

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Old 03-27-2015, 02:09 PM   #427
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Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread

seems like a lot of submitted videos are not showing the calories (rower is in the frame but the monitor is tiny). guessing those would all get rejected?

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In that example, is your athele in the frame on the drive/finish?
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Old 03-27-2015, 07:25 PM   #428
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Re: 2015 CrossFit Open, Regionals, and Games Thread

It said nothing about the monitor in the video at all. I showed it on my wife's score at the end last night. But seriously are people that dishonest they would cheat ? You could go back in the memory on the tower and show it afterwards. I and sure Her score will be fine.
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Old 03-27-2015, 07:59 PM   #429
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The video submission standards say you must demonstrate you met the workout movement standards. The most important standard for the row is starting at zero and ending at the prescribed calories. I would have a hard time not rejecting a video that didn't show calories. And yes, the athletes I judged today worked to get that in their video in case it's request for regionals qualification.
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Old 03-28-2015, 04:44 AM   #430
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I would not characterize the Open has being skewed toward light weight for the general population of CrossFitters. If you are talking about the elite athletes who are at least regional contenders, yes the weights are light. But I'd say if you have to put the bar down on the thrusters for 15.5, that isn't light weight. And only the very best athletes can go unbroken.

I'd say 90% or more of athletes' scores on 15.5 will be determined primarily by how well they handle the weight of the thrusters. Only for the very best athletes will rowing times become a big differentiator.
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One thing to consider is CrossFit's published analysis of 15.4. They concluded the "ideal body weight" for an excellent score appears to be about 2.7 pounds of body mass per inch of height.


Quote: "Then there's this "ridge" of body composition, roughly at 2.7 lb. of body mass per inch of height in males, and at 2.2 lb. per inch in females, that seems to yield the best scores for this workout for a given height."


That would mean a male who is 5'8" would have an ideal weight in the range of 180-185 lbs. A woman who is 5'4" would have an ideal body weight of just over 140 lbs. And this is on a workout which included lots of HSPU--a gymnastics movement you think would favor lighter athletes.

Given this info, I tend to think the workouts are actually skewed toward the strength of very strong athletes as opposed to athletes with big engines. Someone who is 5'8" and over 180 lbs, with a "fit" body fat percentage, is pretty stout. That is definitely not a lightweight.

Even most of the gymnastics movements favor very strong athletes. Take a look at gymnasts and look how they are built. Their strength is outstanding. Even in the Open, CrossFit as a sport is one which favors very strong athletes as opposed to athletes with big engines.
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