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Workout 17.1+

Descending Row + 15 Thrusters

The workout starts and ends on the Rower. Using the single distance feature set your rower to countdown from 1500m. Once you start rowing you must complete 500m (The monitor will show 1000m remaining) now get off and complete 15 Thrusters. Get back on the rower and complete 400m (Now the rower will show 600m remaining) then complete 15 additional Thrusters and so on.

Standard Dumbbell Weight – Women 35lbs / Men 50lbs 

Scaled Dumbbell Weight – Women 20lbs / Men 35lbs

  • 500m Row
  • 15 Thrusters
  • 400m Row (1000m Remaining)
  • 15 Thrusters
  • 300m Row (600m Remaining)
  • 15 Thrusters
  • 200m Row (300m Remaining)
  • 15 Thrusters
  • 100m Row (100m Remaining)

17.1+ Score: Total Time

Use Single Distance, 1500m, to Set up the workout. 

Judging – Have a competent friend judge your sets of Thrusters using the below and well recognized standards.

Thruster: This is a standard dumbbell thruster in which the dumbbells moves from the bottom of a front squat to full lockout overhead. The dumbbells starts on the ground. No racks, boxes, or anything to rest them on are allowed. The hip crease must clearly pass below the top of the knees in the bottom position. A full squat clean into the thruster is allowed when the dumbbells are taken from the floor. Using a ball, box or other object to check for proper depth is not allowed. The dumbbells must come to a full lockout overhead, with the hips, knees and arms fully extended, and the dumbbells directly over the body. Two dumbbells are used for the entire workout, for example if you are competing in Mens Standard you would be using two – 50 lb dumbbells.

Download the Scorecard HERE


You may redo this workout as many times as you like.

You’ll find this screen in the memory section of your PM3, PM4, or PM5 Monitor

IMPORTANT: All participants MUST use the “Single Distance” feature on a Concept 2 PM3, PM4 or PM5 monitor.

For more information on how to set your Concept 2 PM monitor for time intervals, please watch the video or visit the Concept 2 website.

Proof of Performance: Please take a photo of your score FROM the memory section of your monitor. Upload the photo along with your score. We are not asking for any video submissions for the workouts, but we may require the top athletes to video a different workout at the end of the competition.

ALL ATHLETES MUST SUBMIT SCORES BY MONDAY, July 10th at 5:00pm Pacific Standard Time. Please avoid technology issues by submitting scores well before the deadline. Scores must be submitted online, emailed scores will NOT count. You may redo the workout as many times as you want before the deadline. If you redo the workout, you must submit the new score, which you can do by logging in and updating the workout.

Frequently Asked Questions: 

Do I need a Judge? 

Yes, have a competent friend judge your sets of Thrusters using the standards above. Judges only need to count and make sure each thruster meets the standard,  the rowers monitor will keep track of the time and meters rowed.

Do my “Rolling” meters count?

Yes, once you pass 500m the rower keeps going, usually an extra 10 – 30m, Those extra meters count towards your next round. For example, if you get off after the first 500m, it might stop at 520, showing the remaining meters at 980 remaining. When you get back on to do your set of 400 you only have to row until the monitor reads 600m remaining.

Will the monitor shut off? 

Only if the Thrusters take more than 2 minutes. If this is the case you should change to the scaled category and redo the workout at the scaled weight.

What if some of my information is Incorrect (Category, Division, Affiliate)? 

Please use the live chat box or email us to help you get it corrected.

Where are the Masters weights? 

Masters get to choose between the same options as everyone else. Either pick Standard or Scaled.

Can I do this workout Scaled, and the other workouts as Standard? 

No, once you select Scaled or Standard you must stick with that for all 4 weeks. You can’t switch back and forth. Below are some example of Standard vs Scaled movements. If you can’t do all the Standard movements and weights put yourself in the Scaled category.

  • Burpee over Rower (Two foot take off) / Burpee Step over Rower
  • Chest to Bar Pull Ups / Jumping Chin over Bar Pull Ups
  • Toes to Bar / Hanging Knee Raises
  • Dumbbell Thruster 35/50 / Dumbbell Thruster 20/35

How is the $4000 distributed?

Each week $500 is raffled off to one lucky person who submits a score for that week.

The 5 top Women and Men of the Standard category will win:

  • 1st – $400
  • 2nd – $300
  • 3rd – $200
  • 4th – $100
  • 5ht – $50