So, it’s here, the workout with Muscle Ups…it just so happens to involve Double Unders as well.
Now, we know what you’re all thinking: you’re bummed if you can’t do a muscle up because that’s how the workout begins. As we’ve had twice so far, there is a scaled option. But, from the chatter so far, you’re still bummed. We have a few things to say on the subject. 1) You are all fitter than you were last year. We’ve proved that with 15.2. Whether or not you did Chest 2 Bar or pullups or whatever version you did, we all became fitter within a year. Be proud of that.
2) Not every workout is going to have something you’re either good at or can do. Especially these Open workouts, you’ll almost always have something you don’t mind/like paired with something terrible/you don’t like. Either way, the Open benefits no one and challenges everyone.
3) People were bummed when they had Muscle Ups last year, with no option to do something else. They create a scaled version this year and that’s still not good enough. If there is one thing we know, it’s nothing comes easy, nothing is given and nothing should be expected. We all realize the scaled option is a bit weak compared to the RX one. So! Kill it. Wanna do more? Do more!
It was likely thought (and we were almost certain) that the scaled option for muscle ups would be chest 2 bar. Well, people would be pissed then as well! 100 Double Unders is hard for most, it’s a lot. But 200 singles and people are pissed. There is only hard workouts and challenging workouts in the Open. Again, it benefits no one and challenges everyone.
4) Finally, if you cannot do a muscle up, you obviously will do the scaled workout. However, we will give you the option to do more of a beefier scaled workout for those still wanting more. The score won’t reflect the work you did, but that’s the best we can do.
So, some final thoughts on the subject, be thankful you’re in the shape your in and don’t get bent out of that shape just because the workout isn’t what you want and when given a scaled option, it’s still not good enough. We raised you all better than that! 😉
Swink Fundamentals & Performance -Shoulder Strength
“15.3” (RX) 14:00 AMRAP -7 Muscle Ups -50 WallBalls (20/14) -100 Double Unders
“15.3” (Scaled by CrossFit) 14:00 AMRAP -50 WallBalls (20/10) to a 9ft target -200 Singles
“15.3” (Scaled by Swink) 14:00 AMRAP -7 Pullups -50 WallBalls (20/14) -100 Double Unders OR 200 Reps made up of any combination of Singles AND Doubles
A photo from last year! Progress. Joe had a beard…just sayin