CrossFit Open 17.2: Preliminary Analysis

This is part of a series on The CrossFit Games 2017 Open Workouts. For more, checkout: 17.2 Final Analysis, 17.1 Final Analysis.

17.2 is here and it brought with it more dumbbells, this time in pairs! Bar muscle-ups have also made their return to the Open.

The following percentiles are based on several thousand results that have already been posted to BTWB. These percentiles may change slightly as the weekend progresses and more scores are entered into the system.

Men’s 90th Percentile: 131 reps (3 rounds + 10 lunges + 16 bar muscle-ups + 3 cleans)
Men’s 50th Percentile: 93 reps (2 rounds + 10 lunges + 15 bar muscle-ups)
Women’s 90th Percentile: 115 reps (3 rounds + 10 lunges + 3 bar muscle-ups)
Women’s 50th Percentile: 78 reps (2 rounds + 10 lunges)

You can see in the chart that there are two humps in the distribution. The first is centered around the first set of bar muscle-ups and the second is centered around the second set of bar muscle-ups. You must complete 32 bar muscle-ups in a pretty fatigued state in order to get past the second hump below, which is no easy task.


How many people are getting stuck at the muscle-ups?

For the Rx’d Individual Men, over 3/4 of the competitors were able to get at least one muscle-up so far. For the Rx’d Individual Women, only 40% of the competitors have been able to get at least one muscle-up. How many people will get their #firstbarmuscleup this weekend and jump into the 79+ rep club?17-2-prelim-78.jpg

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