This makes two years in a row (well, technically two Opens in a row since it’s only been 8 months since 19.1) that I literally laughed out loud when the first workout was announced.

If you’ve been at Arena Ready for more than a year or two (which is nearly all of you reading this) you’ve probably done at least a dozen workouts that look fairly related to this disgusting gem which I think Coach Kim may have requested from CrossFit HQ…

The first workout of the 2020 CrossFit Games Worldwide Open ("20.1") was released on Thursday evening, so if you're going to be completing the workout this weekend at Arena Ready (either during the fun craziness of our Open Heats during all Saturday classes, or during Sunday Open Gym) then please start by reviewing the workout details here and watching the standards video above (which covers only the Rx workout, and not the scaled version) - thanks!

It's not too late to register for the 2020 Open!  Join in on the fun and register here on the CrossFit Games website (make sure to select Arena Ready as your affiliate).  You'll be able to register up until the online score submission deadline for 20.1 on Monday at 5pm (i.e. you can come in and do the workout this weekend and then register & enter your score afterward, as long as that's before Monday at 5pm… just make sure your performance is judged!).

On the fence? Read this post which has links to all of our unpaid, non-state sponsored propaganda — and then just do it already. Particularly if you’re planning on working out during any of the next 5 Saturdays anyway. Duh.

The beauty of the simplicity and brutal elegance of 20.1 is that it leaves us with some interesting complimentary movements that can be programmed the day before without too much interference with the movement patterns you’ll be crushing on Saturday. Either way, you can choose to go HAM on Friday (particularly if you’re not entered in the Open) or take more of a methodical approach to the squats & met-con — but either way you’ll get a good, well rounded workout and a deft dose of intensity if you so choose.

WOD For 10-11-19:

Every 2 Minutes For 7 Rounds:

3 Back Squats

*Start at a moderate weight and climb as desired, or stay at a challenging weight across multiple sets (no misses, this is not a max out session).

*If possible, add to last week 10-03-19


“The AR Beefed-Up Baseline”

For Time:

500m Row or SkiErg

40 Wall Balls @ 20/14 lbs to 10/9 ft

30 Box Jumps @ 24/20 in

20 Toes-to-Bar

10 Strict Pull-ups (any grip allowed)