A repeat with 14.2! The second 2015 CrossFit Open Workout 15.2 is the same as last year’s second workout. Here are the details.
Every 3 minutes, for as long as possible, complete:
2 rounds of:
10 overhead squats
10 chest-to-bar pull ups
2 rounds of:
12 overhead squats
12 chest-to-bar pull ups
2 rounds of:
14 overhead squats
14 chest-to-bar pull ups
Etc., following same pattern until you fail to complete both rounds
95/65-pound Overhead Squats
Chest-to-bar pull ups
It will be interesting to see how the scores this year compare to last year’s scores! Last year, the top score for the men went to Irving Hernandez, who got 396 reps, and the top female athlete was Camille Leblanc-Bazinet with 404 reps.Leblanc-Bazinet went on to win the 2014 CrossFit Games.
The two athletes competing in the live announcement workout, Michele Letendre (333) and Emily Bridgers (337) were only 4 reps apart last year! This year, Emily was again the winner with this workout, posting a score of 357 to Michele’s 344.
The bigger story is really the improvement, which is the whole goal with doing repeat workouts. Both girls bested their score from last year, and Bridgers improved by over 20 reps. For this workout, that is a fantastic improvement.
So for us mere mortals, let’s talk tactics for dominating this WOD.
1. Take care of your hands
With all of the pull ups you (hopefully) will be doing, it will be critical to keep your hands in good shape. Tape them up, use chalk and do anything you can to take care of your palms. If your skins tears at all, it will make it a good bit harder to continue, given the increasing time pressure!
2. Go Unbroken on the OHS
You don’t want to have to lift that bar twice in a set. That will require energy you need to score actual reps. At some point, it will get tough to not drop the bar. BUT… power through the overhead squats and you can drop from the pull up bar as needed.
3. Get to the Next Round
Obviously with this workout, it is tough to go into the deeper rounds. We’ll all begin to falter at different stages, but try not to miss out on the next round by a small number of reps.
Power through the last few to get to the latest round you can. Easier said than done I know, but don’t leave an extra round on the table. That last round will allow you to add 20 or 30 reps to your score and move you up the leaderboard.
Good luck to the 270,000 athletes signed up! I hope you all knock it out of the park in your own way, and if you did it last year, I hope you’ve improved your fitness.