Happy Wednesday! Oh my gosh, daylight-savings time is ruining me. Seriously. I don’t remember it being this rough in year’s past, but I am definitely having trouble adjusting to the time difference! I do like having more light in the evenings though. It makes me feel like my day is just a little longer.
Confession: I have never done the CrossFit Open. However, I love the idea of it! I love that gyms come together once a week and all do the workout together. I modified the CrossFit Open workout 18.1 (which by the way, was a 20 minute AMRAP of 8 toes-to-bar, 10 dumbbell hang clean and jerks, 12 calorie row) since I did it at a large gym and the rower was nowhere near a pull-up bar, and eventually came up with this week’s workout! My core was definitely sore the next day!
This workout, unlike CrossFit 18.1, does not have a time cap. You will complete 5 rounds, but you can move as quickly or as slowly as you would like. For the thrusters, you have the option of using a barbell, dumbbells, or kettlebells. I used dumbbells to take up less space near the rower. Make sure you set the damper on the rower to 5-6 for ladies, 6-8 for men. There is absolutely no need to have the damper all the way up to 10, especially if you are moving efficiently.
Do you do CrossFit? If so, do you compete in the Open?
Let me know how you like this workout and I’ll see you back here next week for more!
Disclaimer: Any exercise comes with a risk of injury. Always consult with your physician or trusted healthcare professional before beginning a new exercise routine and modify as needed to keep yourself safe.