The final workout of the 2017 Open is here!  We've been pretty close with our guesses each week, and this one was right in line with what we expected - so hopefully you've been mentally preparing already (heh).  If you're going to be completing the workout this weekend at Arena Ready (either during the fun craziness of our Open Heats during all Saturday classes, or during Sunday Open Gym) then please start by reviewing the workout details here and watching the standards video below - thanks!

More info on 17.5 Open Saturday at Arena Ready, including logistics and basic strategy tips, in tomorrow's (Friday evening's) post.  

WOD for 03-24-17:


10 Frames (to 100m) For Lowest Possible Score

(Compare to 08-26-16)

Rowling is a rowing game that uses a similar format to that of bowling.  Each athlete will row 10 “frames” to 100m - the goal for each frame is to stop the counter as close to 100m as possible.  If, when the counter stops, it reads 102m, your score for that frame is 2 (the score would be the same if the counter read 98m).  If the counter stops at 100m exactly, your score for the frame is 0 and would be equivalent to a strike in bowling (best possible frame score).  The goal is to have the lowest score for each frame and the lowest accumulated score for the game.

Much like a strike in the 10th frame in bowling, if you row 100m exactly in the 10th frame then you get another frame to row - and if you row 100m again you get a third (and final) attempt.  Any 100m rows in the 10th frame REPLACE a frame of your choice from frames 1-9 (thus lowering your total score). 

Half pulls and quarter pulls on the rower are allowed if desired, but stopping the stroke or chain completely constitutes the end of the frame (i.e. you cannot intentionally stop and re-start the stroke or chain in an effort to slow the meter counter to your advantage).  There is no required speed at which you must row, but let's be grown men and women and row fast - there's no glory in winning if you rowed like a wimp. 




A) Against a 6-Minute Clock:

50/40 Calorie Row

40 Walking Lunges

MAX REPS Hang Power Snatches @ 95/65 lbs




B) Against a 4-Minute Clock:

30/25 Calorie Row

20 Walking Lunges

MAX REPS Hang Power Snatches @ 95/65 lbs