Well 17.3 was fun! It definitely separated the contenders from the pretenders. But as one week comes to a close another one is just about to begin. With just over 48 hours before Castro makes his announcement in Mexico City, what do you think we will see?
Before we get to what some of the top athletes are guessing, let’s take a look at what movements we’ve seen and what might be still to come.
|Already Done That||Yet to Come?|
|Burpee Box Jump Overs||Thrusters|
|Weighted Lunges||Handstand Push-ups|
|Dumbbell Power Cleans||Double Unders|
|Chest-to-Bar Pull-ups||Ring Muscle-Ups|
And who is to say that we don’t see burpees again or chest-to-bar pull-ups. We did both of those movements twice last year.
Since the Open began, thrusters have always been part of the last workout. So if you believe that trend continues, thrusters are out for 17.4. There’s been a lot of speculation that 17.4 will be a 16.4 repeat, but that will likely mean that chest-to-bar pull-ups will be seen again in 17.5. Will that happen? Maybe, maybe not.
We’ve not seen a real chipper yet this year so 17.4 points to something like that. Maybe some wall balls, deadlifts, double unders and ring muscle-ups?
Ok, enough with our speculation. What are the athletes thinking?
31st in Central East and on 2nd place Team Maximus
“I think 17.4 will be a chipper of some sort. Hopefully not super long! I would predict it will have double-unders, wall balls, handstand push-ups, muscle-ups and some barbell movement. Maybe deadlifts? Maybe power cleans or shoulder-to-overheads?”
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6th in Central East
I’m going to say a repeat of 16.4 only because I’d prefer the rower ti be in a chipper instead of a couple like 15.5!
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2nd in Central East
“Thrusters and rowing.”
6th in Southern California
“Repeat of 16.4”
1st in North West
“I really hate predicting and getting caught up in a guessing game. But for fun I’m going to say light weight squat clean thrusters and/or handstand push-ups.”
3rd in South Central
“I think it will be a chipper with pistols, handstand push-ups and wall balls.”
12th in Southern California
“Row, pistols, handstand push-ups & muscle-ups”
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4th in Mid Atlantic
“Would love to see a chipper with some muscle-ups, box jumps and wall balls. Maybe a descending ladder, 50/40/30/20/10 wall balls and box jumps with 5/10/15/20/25 muscle-ups.”
6th in South East
“Repeat of Power Clean and HSPU (15.4)”