CrossFit Open 18.5…The End Is Here

Your weekly CrossFit open update is here:

Workout 18.5

As Many Rounds As Possible (AMRAP) in 7 minutes

3 Thrusters (100#), 3 Chest-To-Bar Pull-ups

6 Thrusters, 6 Chest-To-Bar Pull-Ups

9, 12, 15……

18.5 was a repeat of 11.6 (a workout done in the 2011 Open); I had not started my CrossFit journey until late 2011, so I didn’t have a score to compare it to. I scored 94 reps (4 thrusters into the round of 18), which I was ok with. Going into the final week, I was ready for the Open to be over…18.4 was a disappointment and knocked me too far out of contention with friends, and I knew this week’s workout wouldn’t help me catch up. Plus, chest-to-bar pull-ups aren’t a strength of mine, especially with high volume.

I would have like to have gotten 100+ reps, but I spent way too much time with my hands on my knees, and redoing the workout isn’t worth tearing up my hands. So one and done for me to conclude my Open season.

Hopefully, I haven’t annoyed too many readers with my weekly recap of the Open. Now it’s on to regular gym sessions and back to normal workouts, which do not require any more updates…until the 2019 Open.

Note: Yes, I’m aware butterflying and kipping pull-ups are not accepted by everyone in the fitness community, but they are allowed in CrossFit, so I’m going to continue to do them. It’s not easy to butterfly pull-ups and they still provide a great workout. Give them a try…your opinion of them may change.

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