CrossFit Games Open 18.2: Preliminary Analysis

This is part of a series on The CrossFit Games 2018 Open Workouts. For more, checkout: 18.2 Final Analysis, 18.1 Final Analysis.

It’s week 2 of the Open and we have two workouts to complete. 18.2 is a 1-10 couplet of Dumbbell Squats and Bar Facing Burpees. 18.2A is a 1RM Clean. They both must be completed in a 12-minute time cap.

Currently we have about 88% of Men and 76% performing the Rx’d version. About 11% of the Rx’d 18.2 attempts are not finishing within the 12-minute time cap.

Based on the Clean numbers so far, it looks like athletes are lifting on average about 5-10 lbs under their normal 1RM Cleans.

The following percentiles are based on several thousand results that have already been posted to BTWB. These percentiles may change as the weekend progresses and more scores are entered into the system.

Rx’d Individuals


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CrossFit Open 18.1: Preliminary Analysis

This is part of a series on The CrossFit Games 2018 Open Workouts. For more, checkout: 18.1 Final Analysis.

Another CrossFit Games Open season is upon us. 18.1 is a 20 Minute AMRAP of Toes-to-Bar, Dumbbell Hang Clean and Jerk, and Rowing for calories.

We’ve already had several thousand ambitious competitors put their 18.1 scores in on BTWB (thanks!). This gives us enough data to calculate some preliminary percentiles you can use for targets. Historically these numbers have ended up being within 1 or 2 percentiles of the final numbers. If you’re a Master’s athlete we’re still waiting for more results to come in. Keep an eye out Saturday afternoon for some Master’s preliminary numbers.

Rx’d Individuals

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WODscreen For The Open

Wirelessly display your overall gym Open leaderboard

How It Works

This Open leaderboard is an OVERALL leaderboard. It will rank gym members across all Open events. Only the current Open workouts’ score will be displayed, along with any notes. Ranks for previous weeks’ Open workouts will be shown in green bubbles. If a member hasn’t posted for an event, they will be given a last place ranking inside of a red bubble. We’ll also attach a ghost icon for good measure (👻).

Athletes will use our iOS and Android apps to post their results for their workouts.
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CrossFit Games Season: A Competitor’s Guide To The Open

📸:CrossFit Games

About the Author: Jonathan Kinnick is a CF-L3 and the owner of CrossFit Kinnick in Upland, CA since 2007. He has coached his brother Jeremy Kinnick to 4 individual appearances at the Games and has sent a Masters Athlete, Teen, and Team to the Games as well. He has coached multiple individual athletes and teams to Regionals over the past several years.

The Open is here and you want to get the best placing possible. Whether you’re a Regional Hopeful or just want to take the Open seriously, here are some tips to help you put up the best scores you’re capable of.
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CrossFit Games Season: An Intermediate’s Guide To The Open


This ain’t your first rodeo. You’ve been there for the “change plate controversy,” Dave doing bar muscle-ups in Versace, and the weird scoring and extra week in 2011. This isn’t new for you, and maybe that’s making things tough. The initial glow of the Open has worn off- that feeling that maybe you could really compete in this sport- or the novelty/terror of it all has simply become commonplace. You consistently do oknotgreat, you’ve seen it all before, it’s old hat, yawn, etc. Here’s some ideas for keeping the Open fresh and relevant, and using it to better your training during the other 11 months of the year.
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Older, Fitter: What Does The Open Mean For Me, Anyway?

📸: CrossFit Journal

If you’re new to CrossFit, you probably think the CrossFit Games Open is some serious stuff. Maybe you’ve seen some of The CrossFit Games on television or online and assume that you have to be super fit to play along. If you’ve been doing CrossFit for a while now and have logged a few years of Open Workouts, you might be thinking it’s time to retire your Nanos, sit back, and watch the new kids get after it. In both cases, as is the truth with many things, you’re probably a little bit right and a little bit wrong. Either way you should register for the Open, play along, and do your best.
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WZA ’18: Shaking The Scaries

“This is supposed to be FUN, CrossFit is FUN.” I grumbled through clenched teeth, fighting back the tears as I drove my triple bandaged hand into the bark of a tree. By the time I had approached the final workout of Wodapalooza weekend, I had ripped nearly all of the skin off of the bottom of my left hand and foot. At the time, punishment by bark seemed like a sensible desensitization strategy before going onto the floor for a heavy clean and jerk complex.
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Older, Fitter: Little Tips For A Long CrossFit “Life”

📸:, Dan Tully of CrossFit TUFF

This new series comes to us from Christian Fox, Head Coach and Programmer at CrossFit South Brooklyn in Brooklyn, NY. Christian has been a CrossFit trainer for 10+ years and has pioneered the Fit 55+ program at CFSBK, a class geared specifically towards “Master’s” age athletes. In this series, Christian shares what he’s learned from both his personal experience as a CrossFitter who has “matured” with the sport, and as someone with extensive training knowledge regarding older athletes. Read Part 1.

Last time around I asked you to figure out one small thing you could do better to improve. Were you able to spot something that could use a little work and turn that knowledge into action? Congrats, and high fives! If not, here’s your nudge in that direction with a few areas that your health and fitness might benefit from by addressing.
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