Seriously, I bet none of you saw the overhead squats coming 🙂
14.2 Here we go!
DESCRIPTION: Crossfit Open 14.2 is an ascending ladder starting with 2 rounds of 10 overhead squats and 10 chest-to-bar pullups. If you complete two rounds in under 3 minutes you stop until the 3 minute mark. After every round the reps increase by 2 to 12 overhead squats and 12 CTB pullups, then 14 and 14, 16 and 16, etc. until you can no longer complete the the two rounds in under 3 minutes.
UPDATE: 14.2 tips directly from CrossFit Pro Talayna Fortunato.
TIP #1: Clean the jerk the bar overhead, DON’T SNATCH. For a lot of folks, the 95# and 65# snatch is a challenging weight. Save your shoulders and get a proper load position for the overhead squats.
TIP #2: Load your overhead squat from the bar on the back position NOT from a snatch or shoulder position. While it’s gonna take more time, this is going to give you a more stable position to start the overhead squat, enabling you to go unbroken. You DO NOT want to have to put the bar down because your position is poor.
TIP #3: Move through the OH squats as fast as possible to reduce the time under tension for your shoulders and forearms.
Both Camille Leblanc-Bazinet and Talayna Fortunato went right into the overhead squat from a full snatch. This is going to be really tough for most athletes.
NOTE: Both Camille Leblanc-Bazinet and Talayna Fortunato finished round 1 in 1:10.