The 2022 CrossFit Open is officially upon us! Heading into the three-week competition there are a few things we already know:
- Dave Castro is out. If you’re a veteran in the world of the Open or even if you’ve just dabbled in a few Open workouts here and there, then you’ve experienced the programming of Castro. Since 2011 Castro has been at the helm of the CrossFit Open, designing every grueling workout. Now that Castro is out, how will this affect the Open?
- Wall balls & rowing are also out. When CrossFit revealed the equipment list for the 2022 CrossFit Games, the omission of two movements stood out. Wall balls, which have been a part of nine of the eleven Opens to date, and rowing, which has been a part of seven of the last eight Opens will not be included in the 2022 Open.
- CrossFit Games Wordle-style clue. This one doesn’t necessarily fall into the category of things we ‘know’, but it may provide us a clue as to what the first workout has in store for us. If you’re not a fan of Wordle yet, this probably isn’t the place to learn how the game works. Just know, as other users have pointed out, that given their clue, some of the words that work are burpees, couplets, and triplets. Our takeaway is that burpees will be a part of 22.1.
2022 marks the ninth year we’ve been predicting Open workouts. We’ve been ‘almost’ spot-on at least five or six times. Each year, the most challenging workout to predict is the first one. At that point, you’re starting with almost no information – what type of workouts have we done, what equipment have we used, etc. Nonetheless, we’re going to take a stab at it.
Given the history of the Open and the three facts mentioned above, here is our prediction for 22.1 – the first workout of the 2022 CrossFit Open: