CrossFit® Open Workout 18.2 Announced

Last week, CrossFit Open Workout 18.1 featured a new movement, incredible performances, and score changes that dramatically shook up the leaderboard. This week, two of the sport’s best joined Games Director Dave Castro and host Rory Mckernan in Pennsylvania for a workout announcement that’s sure to be the talk of the fitness world throughout the week to come. Open Workout 18.2 is a two-part workout (18.2 and 18.2A), a sprint followed by a maximal lift:

As always, athletes start on a 3, 2, 1 countdown before beginning the workout.

18.2:

An ascending couplet ladder from 1 to 10 reps each of the following movements:

Dumbbell Squats (with two dumbbells)
Bar-Facing-Burpees

18.2A:

1 Rep Max Barbell Clean

This workout is for time with a 12 minute time cap. After completing 18.2, athletes have the remainder of the 12 minute time cap to find a 1 rep max clean. Men use 50 pound dumbbells, women use 35 pound dumbbells. Athletes who don’t complete 18.2 under the 12 minute cap will receive a zero on 18.2A.

As usual, athletes registered for the Open will have until Monday at 5pm PST to submit their scores online.

The announcement for 18.2 took place at CrossFit R.A.W. in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, and for this one, Castro immediately took to the chalkboard.

For this announcement, multi-time Games athletes Noah Ohlsen (USA, 4th place at the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games) and Patrick Vellner (Canada, 3rd place at the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games) faced off in an early test of the event. Vellner was also the 3rd place finisher at the 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games, and Ohlsen’s performance in the Open has been stellar throughout his Games career, including finishing first in the world in 2016.

Two of the world’s fittest men set a blistering pace (and heavy weights) that athletes around the world will now chase. They were also joined by two CrossFit R.A.W. members in tackling the workout on the CrossFit Games live stream.

Interested in watching the rest of this year’s CrossFit Open announcements? Click HERE to find out how to watch them live every Thursday evening throughout the Open!

Featured image: @crossfitgames and @fikowski on Instagram

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