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CrossFit Open 17.3 Tips and Strategy Advice

crossfit open 17.3 tips

The third week of the 2017 CrossFit Open is now underway with 17.3 announced by Dave Castro.

This week athletes will be put through a couplet of chest-to-bar pull-ups and squat snatches, with a twist! Every three rounds a time cut off will be introduced with the reps and snatch weight changing.

For those who haven’t seen it yet, CrossFit Open 17.3 is:

Prior to 8 minutes:

3 rounds of:

6 chest-to-bar pull-ups    
6 squat snatches, 95/65 lb.  

Then, 3 rounds of:

7 chest-to-bar pull-ups
5 squat snatches, 135/95 lb.    

*Prior to 12 minutes, complete 3 rounds of:

8 chest-to-bar pull-ups    
4 squat snatches, 185/135 lb.   

*Prior to 16 minutes, complete 3 rounds of:

9 chest-to-bar pull-ups    
3 squat snatches, 225/155 lb.

*Prior to 20 minutes, complete 3 rounds of:

10 chest-to-bar pull-ups    
2 squat snatches, 245/175 lb.

*Prior to 24 minutes, complete 3 rounds of:

11 chest-to-bar pull-ups    
1 squat snatches, 265/185 lb.

As always, a lot of planning and strategy can go into tackling a workout like this.

Here are what some of the leading athletes and trainers and saying about 17.3 and what 17.3 tips and advice you can take before giving it a crack:

Good luck and happy training!

CrossFit’s Nicole Carroll:

Rich Froning and the boys from Mayhem CrossFit:

Stephanie Ring from Endure Yoga:


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