19.2 is Essentially 16.2

Got Taco Bell yesterday for lunch on my rest day to remember a friend and I felt terrible the rest of the day. Got a headache stomach was rolling. It was almost 1,800 calories so I ended up skipping dinner.

With the close of scoring for 19.1, I ended up with a better ranking than any of my 2018 efforts. I always base my rankings on the number of men who have completed the workout, not sign-ups.

Men’s Open Division
18,894 / 178,021 – Top 10.6%

Men’s 35-39
2,854 / 36,083 – Top 7.9%

A group of us went over to CrossFit Bay City to throwdown tonight at 6pm, which is later than I’m used to for a workout.

Warm-up

  • Bottom Squat Hold
  • Shoulder Stretching
  • 20 Double Unders
  • 10 Kip Swings
  • 500m Row
  • Squat Cleans
    • 5-10 @ 45#
    • 5 @ 95#

Conditioning

CrossFit Games Open Workout 19.2

Same as 16.2, but everyone gets at least eight minutes this year instead of possibly getting cut off after 4 minutes.

  • Beginning on an 8-minute clock, complete as many reps as possible of:
    • 25 Toes to Bar
    • 50 Double Unders
    • 15 Squat Cleans (135#)
    • 25 Toes to Bar
    • 50 Double Unders
    • 13 Squat Cleans (185#)
  • If completed before 8 minutes, add 4 minutes to the clock and proceed to:
    • 25 Toes to Bar
    • 50 Double Unders
    • 11 Squat Cleans (225#)
  • If completed before 12 minutes, add 4 minutes to the clock and proceed to:
    • 25 Toes to Bar
    • 50 Double Unders
    • 9 Squat Cleans (275#)
  • If completed before 16 minutes, add 4 minutes to the clock and proceed to:
    • 25 Toes to Bar
    • 50 Double Unders
    • 7 Squat Cleans (315#)
  • Stop at 20 minutes.

In 2016 I had about five minutes to work on the 3rd round and I finished the double unders with 6 seconds to spare, so I didn’t even touch 225 pounds. Back then I did 11-8-6 T2B, round two was 5-5-??, and round three was mostly slow singles which killed my chances. I completely blew up. I’ve been doing mostly sets of fives toes to bars in training, which allows me to go deep in workouts, so that was the plan this time. Even if it takes an extra 10-20 seconds in round one I figured I’d get it back in round two and hopefully have some hip flexors left in the tank for round three. My T2B endurance is a lot better now and I’m 10 pounds lighter.

I was a lot more worried about the squat cleans this time because we haven’t been squatting heavy at the gym. Maybe the 135# thruster workouts we’ve done on Sundays will help though. On the bright side hopefully this means we don’t have squat snatches this year. 🙂

In 2016 there wasn’t a 35-39 master’s division yet, but according to the BTWB data for 16.2, finishing the 3rd round of double unders should get a top 10% ranking. I really wanted to hit that 225 pound bar this year.

Felt good starting off with 5×5 T2B and did them in under a minute, which surprised me. I think I missed once on my dubs. The cleans felt ok and I was done with them at 3:25 I think, so about 30 seconds slower than 2016. I was hoping for something near 3:30 so that went according to plan. 5×5 in round two felt good again. My double unders weren’t so great. I think I had just over 2 minutes left for the cleans and finished them 10-15 seconds to spare, which is slower than I wanted. Those cleans wiped me out! My hip flexors were shot and I couldn’t do anything more than single toes to bar in round three. My hips were hurting to just stand! Finished them at 11:01, missed a bunch of double unders, and finished them right as time expired.

So I got 253 again, with a tiebreak six seconds worse. Still didn’t get to touch the 225 pound bar. I did not feel good and quickly got a headache. I had my belt on loose and then tightened it up for the 185. Didn’t wear any grips.

A bit disappointed, but I need to be fitter. Simple as that. My T2B felt great, but those 185 pound squat cleans blew me up. Need to start hitting heavy weights again.

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CrossFit Open 16.2

Everyone was surprised how sore our upper backs were from the snatch and overhead squat workout Wednesday. I thought my quads might be really sore due to how much they were burning through the second half of that workout.

Got to the gym around 5 to get warmed up. Was excited for this one after watching the announcement last night.

Warm-up

  • Crossover Symmetry Activation
  • 2×10 Heel Drives
  • Bottom Squat Hold
  • Cleans
    • 3×45#
    • 3×95
    • 3×135
    • 2×185
    • 2×205

CrossFit Games Open Workout 16.2

  • Beginning on a 4 minute clock, complete as many reps as possible of:
    • 25 T2B
    • 50 DU
    • 15 Squat Cleans, 135 / 85 lb.
  • If completed before 4 minutes, add 4 minutes to the clock and proceed to:
    • 25 T2B
    • 50 DU
    • 13 Squat Cleans, 185 / 115 lb.
  • If completed before 8 minutes, add 4 minutes to the clock and proceed to:
    • 25 T2B
    • 50 DU
    • 11 Squat Cleans, 225 / 145 lb.
  • If completed before 12 minutes, add 4 minutes to the clock and proceed to:
    • 25 T2B
    • 50 DU
    • 9 Squat Cleans, 275 / 175 lb.
  • If completed before 16 minutes, add 4 minutes to the clock and proceed to:
    • 25 T2B
    • 50 DU
    • 7 Squat Cleans, 315 / 205 lb.
  • Stop at 20 minutes.

A couple of keys to remember for scoring:

  • When finishing each set of double unders, mark the time on the clock, which is used as a tiebreaker.
  • If you happen to be one of the small percentage of people in the world that can finish everything, your score is your total time. Otherwise, score is number of reps completed for the rest of us mortals.

 

OMG! Got done with round 1 at about 3:00. Went 11-8-6 T2B, unbroken DU, and fast clean singles. Started 5-5 and then I don’t even know what after that. Some 3s and 4s I think. Tripped once or twice on DU. Pretty quick on the single cleans again. I was somewhere under a minute left I think, so that gave me 5:00 to work on round 3. At this point I couldn’t breathe. I jumped up on the bar and holy fuck! I did a lot of singles with way too long of breaks. I was shot. Managed to get in some triples at the end. Those T2B took me forever. Had about a minute left for the DU and finished with 6 seconds on the clock (11:54 tiebreak). Didn’t even touch 225#. I really wanted to get at least one because it would have been a nice jump on the leaderboard over all the tiebreaks that couldn’t lift that weight. No way in hell I’m doing it again though. I’d rather do 16.1 over.

I was absolutely wrecked! Every time I got up and walked around I got light-headed for the next hour.