The 2017 Open Begins! 17.1 is...

For time:
10 DB snatches
15 burpee box jump-overs
20 DB snatches
15 burpee box jump-overs
30 DB snatches
15 burpee box jump-overs
40 DB snatches
15 burpee box jump-overs
50 DB snatches
15 burpee box jump-overs
Time cap: 20 minutes
Rx’d:
Men: 50# DB, 24" box
Women: 35# DB, 20" box
Scaled:
Men: 35#/20", step-ups OK
Women: 20#/20", step-ups OK
Masters 55+:
Men: 35#/24", step-ups OK
Women: 20#/20", step-ups OK

After it was announced dumbbells would be included in this year's Open, any of us playing with different DB movements breathed a sigh of relief when Dave Castro said DB snatches. It could have been OH so much worse! As it is, the nastiness of 17.1 comes in the volume, and coupling the snatches with burpee box-overs.  

For the House Cup, about 40 of you made a guess at what 17.1 would be.  Many of you included burpees, a handful had DB snatches, only one guess had box jumps, and even a couple for bench press (wishful thinking, fellas).  But the closest was Anita for the Ultimates!  She guessed burpees and DB snatches, and even had it being a workout for time.  Honorable mention to Valerie who guessed burpees and DB thrusters (so close!).  3 points go to the Ultimates for Anita's great prediction.

Tips for this week:

  • Get a little hot and sweaty for this. Do 10 minutes of rowing or biking ahead of your movement prep.
  • Efficiency with the dumbbell is critical.  Keep it close to your body, and use your hips to DRIVE it up.
  • Know that when you start the round of 40, you're not even halfway yet.  Pace yourself early on.
  • Find a rhythm you can maintain - it's the LONG breaks that really eat up your time.
  • Come into this a little hungry - a full belly will NOT feel good with all the up-down here!

Remember, 5/6pm classes on Fridays are CANCELLED.  We'll run heats of 17.1 starting at 5pm.  Come in, sign up for a heat, warm yourself up, hit the workout, then stay for the next heat to judge.  You DO NOT have to be in the House Cup or registered for the Open in order to participate.  Stay around as long as you like! Open Fridays at UB are epic :-)