Quick Tips for Open WOD 17.1

Mike Tromello


CrossFit, Children's Fitness, Olympic Weightlifting

Fitness, crossfit open, strategy, competing, competitive crossfit

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In this video, I am going to give you the same advice and insight I give my gym's athletes.



This is shot at Precision CrossFit moments after the WOD was announced and is a pretty good reflection of how we approach the Open, and how you should as well.


WOD 17.1 as announced is:


For time -


10 dumbbell snatches
15 burpee box jump-overs
20 dumbbell snatches
15 burpee box jump-overs
30 dumbbell snatches
15 burpee box jump-overs
40 dumbbell snatches
15 burpee box jump-overs
50 dumbbell snatches
15 burpee box jump-overs


In the 18-34 age group, men use 50-lb. dumbbells and 24-in. boxes; women use 35-lb. dumbbells and 20-in. boxes. Time cap is 20 minutes. For more information on the recommendations for your particular age or gender, and modifications, go to the CrossFit WOD 17.1 page.


I suggest you might want to worry more about the burpees than the dumbbell snatches, and want to remind you refer to the techniques shown in my earlier technique instructions for competition workouts for the CrossFit Open.


Specifically, I have made suggestions for attacking the burpees in my review of the 4 main bodyweight exercises.


This WOD, ultimately, delivers sobering news about the times to shoot for if you want to make it to the top of the leaderboard. So, dig into my analysis and good luck on your workouts. Do your best!






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