Life of Chanel – Seventeen Point Two – CrossFit Open

Seventeen Point Two was released on Friday 11am Brisbane time … which I find super exciting.  This week I watched the announcement with some of my training friends at the gym.  I suspected this week there would be a “skill”  movement this week … and sure enough Bar Muscle Ups have come up.

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I gave the workout a go on friday night.  I found the dumbbells in the lunges awkward, but not heavy.  The same with the dumbbell cleans, they were just different …  the workout was definitely about the Bar Muscle Ups.  I chose to do singles for the workout, as I have had some inconsistancy with stringing them together … I didn’t want to have that happen during the workout, for energy and also mentally.  I was happy that my Muscle Ups did not break down … I got to the second round of BMU and got 10  into the 16 with a score of 122.  I decided to repeat it and see if I could get that second round finished … I can string my MU together, but they are a little inconsistant.  I wanted to see if I could get them going and improve my performance.

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So, on Monday I went in and warmed up my MU.  I was doing doubles, but the 2nd wasn’t as easy as the first.  In a perfect world I wanted to start doing the doubles …. however, once I started the workout, my body felt heavy and sluggish.  Once I got the the MU I missed my first one … and they all felt pretty hard.  I ended up with exactly the same score as I did from Friday.  I felt a little flat about this considering the effort it takes to redo a workout, however … the truth is, this workout is a BMU workout, and more specifically a BMU under fatigue.  My BMU are just not strong enough at this stage, so what I got is what I deserved.  I think the Open is good for putting things into perspective and clearly showing you where you are at and what you need to work on.  So I had to put my ego back in, and realise BMU will need much more work in the coming year.

SURROUND

 

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