2018 CrossFit Games season starts now! Discover what is the 18.1 workout, relieve the live announcement and get some tips to perform.
The Open workout 18.1 is the first event of the 2018 CrossFit Games season, sponsored by Paleoethics and hosted Thursday the 23rd of February in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Kristin HOLTE and Sam BRIGGS challenge themselves on that first open workout announced by Dave CASTRO.
Watch your grip!
(Scaling options included)
Relieve the live annoucement
Watch the event here:
The live announcement of Open Workout #18point1. Watch Sam Briggs 🇬🇧 vs. Kristin Holte 🇳🇴, live from São Paulo, Brazil 🇧🇷.Join the global celebration and take part in the CrossFit Open. You have until Monday, Feb. 26, at 5 p.m. to complete 18.1 and submit your score. Learn more and sign up: http://smarturl.it/18OpenIntro
Publié par The CrossFit Games sur jeudi 22 février 2018
TIPS TO PERFORM
- 18.1 is a « Keep moving » WOD: the small sets on every movement keeps you moving during the 20 minutes
- The small sets also imply that you have a lot of transitions all the way long. Make sure you don’t lose too much time on this.
- Find a steady pace you can keep all the workout
- Don’t rush on the first rounds, 20 min is pretty long so make sure you can finish the workout with the same rhythm you started it.
- You should be around your 80% max effort all the way long.
- For some of you, it might be smart to break your T2B from round 1 (4-4 or even 3-3-2) to save your grip as much as possible
- If you choose to break it, make sure you don’t rest too long and get back on the bar as quickly as possible
DB Clean & Jerk
- On the DB C&J, try to go unbroken on each set of 5.
- Right after the T2B, your arms will burn, so start with your dominant arm. It’s gonna let some time for your « weakest » side to recover a little bit.
- During the transition between both hands, try to switch on the way down instead of dropping the dumbbell.
- The row is gonna be the part of the workout where you can have some time to let your arms recover.
- Relax your shoulders and grip, don’t pull too hard with your arms and drive with your legs as much as possible
- The row IS NOT a resting part but if you really need to recover at some point during the workout, it’s the best option as you’ll still be moving and accumulating calories no matter how fast you go.
Keys of the workout:
- Transition time
- Dumbells rhythm
- Row efficiency