The first week of the 2020 CrossFit Open is officially a wrap. At least we got burpees out of the way! A quick glance at the leaderboard and you’ll notice 20.1 was a 15-minute AMRAP for most. However, the top athletes in the sport spent less than 9-minutes to complete 20.1. Burpees and snatches at a moderately light weight; no gymnastics, no heavy weight, just pure grunt engine work. After round 5 or 6, the pain you likely felt was a good reminder that it’s Open season.
On to week 2! This week we’re predicting 20.1 will welcome some gymnastics. However, we probably won’t be seeing high-level gymnastic movements like muscle-ups yet. Toes-to-bar, though, are very likely. As a matter of fact, we’ve seen toes-to-bar show up in one of the first two Open workouts for the last five years. Further, we’re leaning toward a triplet for this workout, somewhere in the 20-minute range.
35 Wall Balls (20/14)
To find out exactly how close we were with our prediction, go to games.crossfit.com Thursday night to watch the live announcement hosted by the Australian CrossFit Championships. You can also watch the announcement on the Australian CrossFit Championships’ Youtube page (embedded below). This week’s announcement will be headlined by Games athletes Matt McLeod and Khan Porter.