Friday 2017.03.17

CrossFit Open Workout 17.4 is Open Workout 16.4

Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 13 minutes of:
55 deadlifts
55 wall-ball shots
55-calorie row
55 handstand push-ups

Men deadlift 225 lb. and throw 20-lb. ball to 10-ft. target
Women deadlift 155 lb. and throw 14-lb. ball to 9-ft. target

Masters 55+
Men deadlift 185 lb., throw 20-lb. ball to 9-ft. target and push press 95 lb.
Women deadlift 125 lb., throw 10-lb. ball to 9-ft. target and push press 65 lb.

Men deadlift 135 lb., throw 20-lb. ball to 9-ft. target and perform hand-release push-ups
Women deadlift 95 lb., throw 10-lb. ball to 9-ft. target and perform hand-release push-ups

Scaled Masters 55+
Men deadlift 135 lb., throw 14-lb. ball to 9-ft. target and push press 65 lb.
Women deadlift 95 lb., throw 10-lb. ball to 9-ft. target and push press 45 lb.

Movement Standards

DEADLIFT: This is a traditional deadlift with the hands outside the knees. Sumo deadlifts are not allowed. Starting at the floor, the barbell is lifted until hips and knees reach full extension with the head and shoulders behind the bar. The arms must be straight throughout. No bouncing

WALL-BALL SHOT: In the wall-ball shot, the medicine ball must be taken from the bottom of a squat, hip crease below the knee, and thrown to hit the specified target. The center of the ball must hit the target at or above the specified target height. If the ball hits low or does not hit the wall, it is a “no rep.” If the ball drops to the ground from the top, it cannot be caught off the bounce to begin the next rep. The ball must settle on the ground before being picked up for the next rep.

ROW: The monitor on the rower must be set to zero at the beginning of each row. The athlete or the judge may reset the monitor. The athlete must stay seated on the rower until the monitor reads 55 calories.

HANDSTAND PUSH-UP: Prior to starting, the athlete will need to establish the foot line on the wall and measure a box on the floor for the handstand push-up. For the foot line, the athlete will stand facing the wall on the same surface the hands will be on, with feet at hip width and toes touching the wall. While standing tall, the athlete will reach their hands over their head with elbows locked out, shoulders extended and thumbs touching. 

From here, mark the height of the athlete’s wrists, then measure down 3 inches and create a line on the wall. Mark the foot line with a permanent marker, chalk or tape. Judges may restore the line between rounds as needed. Additionally, a 36-inch wide and 24-inch deep box must be marked on the floor.

Every repetition of the handstand push-up begins and ends at the top of a handstand with the arms fully locked out, the heels in contact with the wall, the hips open and the body in line with the arms. The athlete’s heels must start the rep above the pre-marked foot line. The palm of the hands must remain inside the pre-marked box on the ground throughout the entire rep. At the bottom, the athlete’s head makes contact with the ground. If the head and hands are on different surfaces, the surfaces must be level. For example, if the hands are on plates and there is a pad under the head, the top of the pad must be level with the top of the plates. The feet do not need to remain in contact with the wall for the entire movement, but must touch above the line at the beginning and end of each rep. While the palm of the hands must stay within the width of the box marked on the ground, the fingers may extend past the line. Kipping is allowed.

HAND-RELEASE PUSH-UP (SCALED ONLY): A straight body position must be maintained throughout the push-up. No snaking, sagging or pushing up from the knees is allowed. The elbows must be locked out at the top with the feet no wider than shoulder width. At the bottom, the chest (nipple line or above) must touch the floor, and the hands must be lifted completely off the ground.

PUSH PRESS (MASTERS 55+ ONLY): Each rep of the push press begins with the barbell at the shoulders and finishes with the weight fully locked out overhead and over the middle of the body. The athlete may dip and drive with the legs while the weight is on the shoulders. However, once the barbell leaves the shoulder, the hips and knees must remain straight until the weight is locked out overhead. No jerks. At the top, the arms, hips and knees are fully extended, and the bar finishes directly over the middle of the body with the feet in line under the body. Using a rack is not permitted.