I was healthy coming into the Open and I was careful with programming to avoid lingering soreness.
21.1 - Double Unders and Wall Walk-ups - Rx: I have a good handle on double unders although my conditioning could use some improvement. I feel comfortable inverted, but the 10" standard for wall walk-ups was very challenging for me. This was time capped at 15 minutes. My lats were lit up for the next few days. I am interested in trying the scaled version of this workout.
21.2 - Dumbbell Snatch (50#) and Burpee Box Jump Overs - Rx: This was a repeat of 17.1 which I did Rx as well. My score declined from 129 reps to 117 reps. I felt like I was moving well. I was comfortable with the movements. However, my engine was a limiter. This was time capped at 20 minutes.
21.3 - Front Squat (95#) - Toes to Bar/Chest to Bar Pull-up/Bar Muscle-up - Thruster (95#) - Rx: For most folks this was just a prelude to 21.4 which immediately follows. For me it was an end unto itself. The 95# Front Squat was light even by my standards. Toes to Bar were singles and 30 is a lot of volume. The thrusters were heavy for me, but I was able to complete the rounds in 3 sets. I was able to do Chest to Bar Pull-ups, but was time capped at 15 minutes before getting to the second round of thrusters. If I did have time, the Bar Muscle-ups would have been a limiter. My quads were lit up that night and into the next couple of days.
21.4 - C&J Complex for max load - Rx: Deadlift, Clean, Hang Clean, Jerk. This was a complex that I felt comfortable with, but was not ready to go heavy. I would always be limited by my hang clean that I have not tested for 1RM in a while, but would expect it to be between 145# and 155#.
I got lucky with the absence of lunges. My other goat to work on is OHS.
Overall, I really liked the programming. The time domains felt long, until you consider the top athletes were finishing in 13, 10 and 8 minutes respectively. The fact that I was capped at 15, 20 and 15 minutes may not be as relevant.
It was weird doing the Open from home. I do miss the sense of community and my space did not lend itself to the recommended set up every time.
While I will not qualify for the quarter finals, I may try to do them on my own anyway. I will certainly follow the announcements.
2016 - 6,668th (MBS) 0 Rx / 5 scaled
2017 - 11,172nd (WMCF) 1 Rx / 4 scaled
2018 - (Aspire) did not register, but did workouts 0 Rx / 5 scaled
2019 - 12,031st (CFG) 2 Rx / 3 scaled
2020 - 6,263rd (CFG) 5 Rx / 0 scaled
2021 - 3,267 (unaffiliated) 4 Rx / 0 scaled
I ended up at:
87,122 / 137,220 men (37th percentile)
3,267 / 6,624 men 50-54 (51st percentile)