This Year’s Repeat Open Workout: Only 4 Options Available

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March 30, 2016

The inaugural CrossFit Open kicked off in 2011, and in every proceeding year we have seen a workout repeated. In 2012 12.5 was a repeat of 11.6. 13.3 was a repeat of 12.4. 14.1 was a repeat of the very first workout in the Open (11.1), and 15.2 matched 14.2 from the year prior. The idea of course is to give athletes the ability to compare their fitness over a given period; How much did you improve since the last time you did that workout?

We haven’t seen a repeat workout yet in this year’s Open, but it’s pretty safe to assume that it’s coming. Can we anticipate what it might be? If we look at the movements we’ve already seen in the three workouts up to this point, and we assume we won’t see any of those movements used again, we can narrow the options down.

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Potential repeat workouts 

From 2011
WORKOUT 11.2
Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 15 minutes of:
9 Deadlifts (155lbs / 100lbs)
12 Push-ups
15 Box jumps (24″/20″)

From 2013
WORKOUT 13.2
Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 10 minutes of:
5 Shoulder to overhead (115lbs/75lbs)
10 pound Deadlift (115lbs/75lbs)
15 Box jumps (24″/20″)

From 2014
WORKOUT 14.3
Complete as many reps as possible in 8 minutes of:
135lb/95lb deadlifts, 10 reps
15 box jumps, 24-inch
185lb/135lb deadlifts, 15 reps
15 box jumps, 24-inch
225lb/155lb deadlifts, 20 reps
15 box jumps, 24-inch
275lb/185lb deadlifts, 25 reps
15 box jumps, 24-inch
315lb/205lb deadlifts, 30 reps
15 box jumps, 24-inch
365lb/225lb deadlifts, 35 reps
15 box jumps, 24-inch

From 2015
WORKOUT 15.5
27-21-15-9 reps for time of:
Row (calories)
Thrusters
Men use 95 lb.
Women use 65 lb.

The general consensus in the CrossFit community is that we’ll be seeing a repeat of 15.5 in one of the two remaining Open workout. It’s hard to argue that 15.5 was one of the toughest Open workouts to day—one that a lot of people would hate to redo—hence, why Dave Castro may just program it in. Which workout do you think will be repeated?

About Damect Dominguez

Co-founder of BoxLife Magazine. Author: Training Day: 400+ Workouts to Incorporate in Your Training.

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