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How Did Maddox, Kasperbauer, Williams and Shadburne Perform on 18.3?

March 8, 2018 BY Justin LoFranco
How Did Maddox, Kasperbauer, Williams and Shadburne Perform on 18.3?
Photo Credit: Photo Courtesy of CrossFit, Inc.

Week 3 has arrived and there are a lot of reps; 928 total if you finish. That’s actually the most reps ever programmed in an Open WOD.

Which movement took up the most time?

For all four athletes, double-unders took up the bulk of the reps and also the largest block of time. On average, these four athletes spent between 1:09 and 1:22 on each round of double-unders. A blazing pace considering each completed between 500 and 700 double-unders.

Travis Williams went unbroken on all his sets, so if you’re very proficient you’re aiming for that 1:09 average across the board. That includes transition time.

Which movement was the quickest?

Overhead squats took anywhere from 0:41 to 0:49 per round on average. Dumbbell snatches followed at about 10 to 20 seconds slower.

What’s the bottom line?

All four of these athletes either went unbroken on all sets or strategically stopped for minimal rest; mostly on the muscle-ups.

Travis Williams is the one exception who went unbroken on every set except round 2 of muscle-ups and he was 127 reps short of finishing.

Fig. 1: How fast did athletes complete each round?

A breakdown between the four athletes’ movement-by-movement performance and their time spent on each movement.

1
KASPERBAUER MADDOX WILLIAMS SHADBURNE
2
REPS TIME
TIME/ROUND
TIME
TIME/ROUND
TIME
TIME/ROUND
TIME
TIME/ROUND
3
100 Double Unders 100 00:50 00:50 00:50 00:50 00:56 00:56 00:54 00:54
4
20 Overhead squats
120 01:22 00:32 01:24 00:34 01:33 00:37 01:32 00:38
5
100 Double Unders 220 02:28 01:06 02:22 00:58 02:36 01:03 02:36 01:04
6
12 Ring Muscle Ups 232 03:22 00:54 03:19 00:57 03:25 00:49 03:50 01:14
7
100 Double Unders 332 04:33 01:11 04:38 01:19 04:35 01:10 04:58 01:08
8
20 DB Snatch 352 05:25 00:52 05:25 00:47 05:33 00:58 06:08 01:10
9
100 Double Unders 452 06:49 01:24 06:49 01:24 06:48 01:15 07:17 01:09
10
12 Bar Muscle Ups 464 07:59 01:10 07:46 00:57 07:43 00:55 08:31 01:14
11
100 Double Unders 564 09:37 01:38 09:28 01:42 08:55 01:12 10:04 01:33
12
20 Overhead squats
584 10:43 01:06 10:15 00:47 09:55 01:00 11:04 01:00
13
100 Double Unders 684 12:50 02:07 12:11 01:56 11:08 01:13 12:34 01:30
14
12 Ring Muscle Ups 696 14:00 13:41 01:30 12:33 01:25 14:00
15
100 Double Unders 796 14:00 13:48 01:15
16
20 DB Snatch 816 14:00
Fig. 2: How much time did athletes spend completing each movement?

An analysis of the total time athletes spent performing each movement and the average time they spent per round. In some instances, only one or a partial round was completed due to the time cap.

1
KASPERBAUER MADDOX WILLIAMS SHADBURNE
2
MOVEMENT
TOTAL TIME
AVG TIME
TOTAL TIME
AVG TIME
TOTAL TIME
AVG TIME
TOTAL TIME
AVG TIME
3
Double Unders 08:16 01:23 08:28 01:22 08:04 01:09 07:18 01:13
4
Overhead Squats
01:38 00:49 01:21 00:41 01:37 00:49 01:38 00:49
5
Ring Muscle Ups
02:04 00:54 02:27 01:14 02:14 01:07 02:40 01:14
6
DB Snatch 00:52 00:52 00:47 00:47 01:10 00:58 01:10 01:10
7
Bar Muscle Ups 01:10 01:10 00:57 00:57 00:55 00:55 01:14 01:14