There’s no room for gaming CrossFit Open 15.1, there’s no room for weak grip in this combo, you’ve got to go, treat it like the only workout you’re doing today.
I like it because 15.1 asks you to move like an aerobic beast with a monster grip, then it spits you out and 15.1a asks you to lift like a demon in a state of significant fatigue.
I don’t like that the weight is soooooo light in 15.1, but I guess it will do its own damage due to the high rep nature of the workout.
Grip and lower back are going to be smoked after 15.1, so taking two minutes to load the bar and choosing a light first clean & jerk are going to benefit you.
I wouldn’t plan to get more than four clean & jerk attempts in the six minute time cap for 15a, with the first one simply greasing the groove. Not one cares how many attempts you made, all that matters is what lift did you actually hit successfully!
I’d use a lifting belt, knee sleeves and wrist straps. I like the support all of them can offer and I think after 15.1 my body will appreciate all the support it can get!
Interestingly the rules state that if there is a tie at the exact same weight, lighter athletes will rank above heavier athletes.
The body weight posted on your profile will be the weight used to break your tie, divided into 10-lb. classes; e.g. 180-189, 190-199, 200-209, etc. the Affiliate owner is responsible for verifying your body weight…
It’s a beginning. The unknown becoming known. The leaderboard will certainly change from week one to week five.
Game on! Good luck!