2014 CrossFit Games Open Workout 14.5

Rested yesterday to be able to hit the final workout of the Open hard! 14.4 was ok for me. I went from 14,785/100,777 (14.7%) to 14,652/93,611 (15.7%). In order to not improve on my top 20% last year I’d have to totally bomb this last workout, which could happen if the shoulder won’t work, but I doubt that.

I warmed up with a 500m row and a ton of stretching and mobility stuff.

2014 CrossFit Games Open Workout 14.5


  • Thrusters (95#)
  • Bar-facing Burpees

FUCK! That felt terrible! What a nasty combination. They way I broke up the thrusters they actually weren’t too bad. I would have like to go with bigger sets, but I had to play it a little safe with the shoulder. I went 8-7-6, 7-6-5, 6-5-4, 6-6, 5-4, 6, and 3 on the thrusters. Tried to count to between 8 and 10 seconds before getting back on the bar. Didn’t stop during the burpees, but they were awfully slow! Finished in 15:12. Would have liked to be down closer to 14:00, but I had nothing in the tank to push at the end.

I’m hoping my time will keep me around the top 15-16% worldwide mark. Should be safe from dropping down to the 20% where I was last year though.

Tomorrow morning I hop on a plane to Costa Rica for a vacation. I’m not taking a computer with me and have no plans to touch any weight. I will probably do some running and body weight stuff, but my legs need a break and it’ll be good rest for my shoulder too.

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Nick Momrik

I'm searching for the perfect golf swing and my first hole-in-one. I'm addicted to CrossFit. I work for Automattic.

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