Friday · 03.03.17

There is one major difference between the first week of the Open and the four that follow it. During Week 1, the playing field is even. Until scores close on Monday (Or Tuesday? Or Wednesday..?), there are no points on the board—no scores to chase, rankings to consider, or cutoff bubbles to worry about. Week 2 changes all of that. _ As of today, there are points on the board, a near-endless amount of data ripe for overanalysis. How far away am I from qualifying? How did I do compared to my competition? How well do I need to do this week to move up the rankings? There is a lot of information on the leaderboard, but it all means nothing. _ Nothing you learn from stalking the Games site will improve your results. Worrying about the exact number of reps you need on 17.2 to move up the rankings not only won’t help your score, it will prevent you from achieving the one thing that will—your best effort. _ We get it—leaderboarding is fun. But recognize that energy is a finite resource, and every ounce that you spend comparing yourself to others is an ounce you’re not spending on something that could actually improve your performance—attacking a weakness, dialing in nutrition, getting more sleep. Your effort is the one thing about the leaderboard that you can control. The only thing you can do to move yourself up the rankings is to make sure that come gametime, it's your absolute best. _ #CompTrain #BuiltByBergeron #CrossFit @crossfitgames 📸: @christinedca

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2017 REGIONAL ATHLETES

1. Conditioning
"17.2"
AMRAP 12:
50' DB Walking Lunge (50s/35s)
16 T2B
8 DB Power Cleans (50s/35s)
50' DB Walking Lunge
16 T2B
8 DB Power Cleans
50' DB Walking Lunge
16 Bar MU
8 DB Power Cleans
50' DB Walking Lunge
16 Bar MU
DB Power Cleans

2. Power Snatch
60%/2
65%/2
(70%/2)2

3. Power Clean
60%/2
65%/2
(70%/2)2

4. Back Squat
(70%/2)3

5. Gymnastics Conditioning
6x4 Strict Deficit HSPU
3x10 Kipping Deficit HSPU
Rest 1:00 between all sets

6. Midline
5x 1:00 D-Ball hold (150/100#)
Rest as needed between sets

2017 OPEN ATHLETES

1. Conditioning
"17.2"
AMRAP 12:
50' DB Walking Lunge (50s/35s)
16 T2B
8 DB Power Cleans (50s/35s)
50' DB Walking Lunge
16 T2B
DB Power Cleans
50' DB Walking Lunge
16 Bar MU
DB Power Cleans
50' DB Walking Lunge
16 Bar MU
DB Power Cleans

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