CrossFit® Open Workout 17.2 Announced

The CrossFit® Open started with a bang as promised after the grueling couplet was announced last Thursday. For the first time ever in CrossFit Open history, dumbbells were used during the dumbbell snatch and burpee box jump overs couplet. This workout was performed in an ascending ladder fashion and proved to be as tough as it sounded.

In regards to 17.2, Dave Castro has dropped some weird hints as to what it could be…including this odd picture of these fish. This week’s announcement is coming from Rogue Fitness headquarter in Columbus, Ohio.

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Lo and behold, the 17.2 workout is posted below along with its rules and details. It’s a 12-min AMRAP with two different triplets that must be done in a particular order. 

Rounds 1-2

  • 50 Foot walking lunge, 25 feet down, turnaround, then 25 feet back. Dumbbells in front rack position. 50lbs for men 35 lbs for women.
  • 16 Toes to bar
  • 8 Dumbbell power cleans (one head of dumbbell must make contact with floor)

Rounds 3-4

  • 50 Foot walking lunge, 25 feet down, turnaround, then 25 feet back. Dumbbells in front rack position. 50lbs for men 35 lbs for women.
  • 16 Bar Muscle-Ups
  • 8 Dumbbell Power Cleans (one head of dumbbell must make contact with floor)

Rounds 5-6 – return to first triplet

Rounds 7-8 – return to second triplet

Follow in that order if you hit 8+ rounds.

AMRAP in 12-Minutes

In addition to the workout announcement, CrossFit has athletes face off in a head-to-head fashion to kick off the workout. Last week, we saw Patrick Vellner, Brent Fikowski, Samantha Briggs, and Kristin Holte face off.

This week we get to see Kari Pearce (5th at last year’s Reebok CrossFit Games) and Kristi Eramo (2016 Games rookie) go head-to-head to kick off 17.2.

Hopefully 17.2 plays into more athlete’s strengths, as the dumbbells last week threw a lot of athletes from their normal performance.

Feature image screenshot from CrossFit YouTube channel. 

Jake Boly

Jake Boly

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