CrossFit Open 16.1 and 16.2

The Open has started. I wasn’t sure if I was going to register and do the workouts as I don’t feel that I’m in shape at all. And since I stopped going to CrossFit Lelystad I didn’t really have a box either. But I decided to sign up anyway and am now doing the workouts at the box in Almere. I’m so happy that I made that decision, cause we’re two weeks in now and it’s a lot of fun.

The workouts haven’t been great for me though. But it’s a nice way to get to know some people at the box. I also volunteered to judge and that’s an even better way of getting to know people. Although no repping them too much might get us off to a bad start :p.


Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 20 minutes of:
– 25-ft. overhead walking lunge (7.5m)
– 8 burpees
– 25-ft. overhead walking lunge
– 8 chest-to-bar pull-ups

Men lunge 95 lb.
Women lunge 65 lb.

My workout:
I was very undecided up until the minute before the workout if I should scale this workout or not. The overhead walking lunges with 30kg is so heavy for me! I’m very bad overhead and I’m very bad with lunges, so not a good combination. And 30kg is heavy!! In the warmup I tried 2 steps and it felt almost impossible.. But at least I knew I would be able to take 2 steps, which would probably get me across the 1.5m mark, which is 1 rep. And with 1 rep Rx you pass everyone who does scaled, no matter how many reps they do. Then, I also didn’t have a chest to bar pull up. I tried some during warmup, but couldn’t get theme. So I knew I was going to get stuck there.

So.. I decided to try Rx and when I started I was so surprised cause the overhead lunges felt surprisingly stable and I was able to finish the first 7.5 meter unbroken.


I did almost get stuck on the lest step though, I was down on one knee and almost couldn’t get it back. But managed to get it up somehow in the end. Then 8 burpees and back I went. The 7.5 meter back was not as easy.. I broke it up after the first 3m and then every 1.5m. But it was a nice and steady pace for me, which I was happy with.


After less than 5 minutes it was time to start the chest to bar pullups… After a couple of failed tries I managed to get my very first C2B ever! In the 15 min of trying I managed to get 3 reps in the end. And I was happy with that!



Beginning on a 4-minute clock, complete as many reps as possible of:
25 toes-to-bars
50 double-unders
15 squat cleans, 135 / 85 lb.

If completed before 4 minutes, add 4 minutes to the clock and proceed to:
25 toes-to-bars
50 double-unders
13 squat cleans, 185 / 115 lb.

If completed before 8 minutes, add 4 minutes to the clock and proceed to:
25 toes-to-bars
50 double-unders
11 squat cleans, 225 / 145 lb.

If completed before 12 minutes, add 4 minutes to the clock and proceed to:
25 toes-to-bars
50 double-unders
9 squat cleans, 275 / 175 lb.

If completed before 16 minutes, add 4 minutes to the clock and proceed to:
25 toes-to-bars
50 double-unders
7 squat cleans, 315 / 205 lb.

Stop at 20 minutes.

DSC_3151my face after trying some ttb :-/

My workout:
Let’s say that the description of the workout is much longer than my workout was hehe. My TTB suck. They sucked three years ago and they still suck today. It’s pathetic really. I only managed 12 toes to bar in 4 minutes and that was it for the workout. Done. I would have loved to get to the double unders and the cleans. I can clean that weight no problem. Really wished the movements would have been the other way around. But this workout just shows that every year it’s my stupid weakness and every year I don’t do anything about it. Not this year! My goal for 2016 (next to getting the muscle up) is doing 25 toes to bar in less than 4 minutes damn it!



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