18.5 is here, and it’s officially the final workout of the 2018 CrossFit® Open. How are you feeling – relieved, sad, excited? All three?
In case you missed it, our final workout was decided last night by the CrossFit® community via an online social media vote. Dave Castro gave us all 2 hours to vote between 3 workouts, and the majority landed on 11.6 – also known as 12.5 – now known as 18.5.
CrossFit Open WOD 18.5
7 Min AMRAP
7 Min AMRAP
Jumping Chin Over Bar Pull-ups
7 Min AMRA
C2B / COB Pull-ups*
*Dependent on age group
For a movement standards guide, please visit games.crossfit.com
Yep, there’s no escaping thrusters when it comes to the Open (however, it looks like we dodged wall balls this year – woohoo!). This week is another sprint style workout. Even though it’s short, there’s still plenty of strategy and consideration that should be taken into account beforehand.
This workout begins with the barbell on the floor and the athlete standing tall. After the call of “3, 2, 1 … go,” the athlete may perform 3 thrusters, then 3 chest-to-bar pull-ups. The athlete will repeat this couplet, performing 6 thrusters and 6 pull-ups, 9 and 9, 12 and 12, and so on, until the 7-minute time cap.
The athlete’s score will be the total number of repetitions completed before the time cap expires.
For the workout description, leaderboard, video submission standards, and to submit your scores, visit games.crossfit.com