The 2017 CrossFit Games are underway in Madison, WI, and the "fittest on earth" will be battling it out all week in some of the most grueling events ever seen in competition.  Thanks to a new TV deal with CBS, portions of the competition will be aired on CBS Sports Network in the months of October and November following the competition (very cool).  

Meantime fans can stream all the action live this week on the CrossFit Games website as well as on CBS Sports Digital via CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports App.

For more info on how to watch click the link here and check out the video below: 

WOD For 08-03-17:

4 Cycles Of AMRAP 3 Minutes:

5 Hang Power Cleans @ 155/110 lbs

5 Push Jerks 

10 Lateral Bar Burpees

(Rest 1 Minute Between Cycles)

 

This is 3 minutes of work followed by 1 minute or rest, repeated 4 times.  Score this workout continuously as one running score of rounds + reps completed (i.e. at the start of each cycle pick-up exactly where you left off in the last cycle).

 

... Rest 3 Minutes, Then...

 

Hang Power Clean + Jerk:

7 Minutes to Establish a Heavy Single (not necessarily a 1RM)

 

In the words of Pat Sherwood: "It is common for many athletes to do a heavy lift and then a workout. This permits them to lift heavy while they are fresh & allows for a convenient excuse if the workout time is slower than they would have liked. However, life will often demand strength of us after we are already tired from a previous task." 

The rest period prior to this heavy effort is short, and the time window to complete the task is also short.  Thus the goal is a heavy single for today, NOT necessarily a 1RM.  Prioritize moving well, take smart jumps in weight that are within your capabilities, learn from what you can build to in weight with limited time and rest, and come back to train another day.