21-22MAR16: CF Open WOD 14.5

Today we will be watching some footage of some of the top CrossFit athletes in the world complete last year’s CF Open Workout 14.5…before we take on our own version of the WOD ourselves! Having done the full version of the adult workout back in 2014, I can tell you that IT WAS BRUTAL!!!  It took the most elite athletes in CrossFit less than 9 minutes to finish; it took others well over an hour. Regardless of the time and that this was arguably the most mentally tough WOD of the 2014 Open, athletes around the world sucked it up and accomplished their Ranger objective. HOOAH!!

Before we partner up to execute our version of ‘14.5,’ we first have to learn what a Thruster is and how to execute it properly. For our workout, we will be going with Plate Thrusters instead of barbell thrusters and we will have both mini-hurdles and raised barbells to jump over for our bar-facing burpees. Next, we’ll have to review the movement standards, as with all CrossFit Open WOD’s. Lastly, we’ll get to see archived footage of both the 14.5 Live Announcement followed by 5 of the fittest athletes in the world battling it out head to head following last Thursday night’s live announcement.

“CrossFit Games Open WOD 14.5”

FOR TIME (Time Cap = 20min):
21 Plate Thrusters (5#/8#/10#)
21 Burpees over Bar
18 Plate Thrusters (5#/8#/10#)
18 Burpees over Bar
15 Plate Thrusters (5#/8#/10#)
15 Burpees over Bar
12 Plate Thrusters (5#/8#/10#)
12 Burpees over Bar
9 Plate Thrusters (5#/8#/10#)
9 Burpees over Bar
6 Plate Thrusters (5#/8#/10#)
6 Burpees over Bar
3 Plate Thrusters (5#/8#/10#)
3 Burpees over Bar
Score total number of reps completed before time ends

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