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CrossFit Open 17.2 Tips and Strategy Advice

2017 crossfit open 17.2 17.2 tips

The second week of the 2017 CrossFit Open is now underway with 17.2 announced by Dave Castro a short time ago.

Once again we have a new movement in the Open with dumbbell cleans and lunges included in the programming. That’s just a week after athletes completed 150 dumbbell snatches in 17.1. Ouch!

For those who haven’t seen it yet, CrossFit Open 17.2 is:

12 Minute AMRAP (as many rounds as possible)

2 rounds of:

50-ft. weighted walking lunge
16 toes-to-bars
8 power cleans 

Then, 2 rounds of:

50-ft. weighted walking lunge
16 bar muscle-ups  
8 power cleans  

Etc., alternating between toes-to-bars and bar muscle-ups every two rounds.

Men use 50lb dumbbells, women use 35lb

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 17.2 and what 17.2 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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