2016 CrossFit Open

Approximately 144,000 blog posts are currently being written about the 2016 CrossFit Open. Some religious orders & denominations believe the same number of people will get into heaven. So far no one is right. Quite a shame, but all of that changes tonight at 8pm EST when 16.1 is announced.

What’s it going to be, everyone seems to want to know. Not everyone, that’s preposterous. Not everyone even liked Mother Teresa . . . being well-liked is an impossibly tall order. Better to be authentic than well-liked. We can do something about authenticity, we are powerless under the tongue of likability.

Does history tell us anything about what 16.1 might offer? Not bloody likely, but it does offer the opportunity for interesting reading. Plus, I’ve been itching to compile this list for a while now . . . and while we wait for 16.1 to be announced, now seems like a good of time as any.


Keep in mind that the CrossFit Games started in 2007, but the addition of the Open format didn’t start until 2011, so our historical blogument begins with 2011, or 11.1 . . .


10 minute AMRAP

  • 30 Double-unders
  • 15 Power snatches (75lbsM/ 55lbsF)


7 minute AMRAP

  • Burpees


17 minute AMRAP

  • 40 Burpees
  • 75M/45F pound Snatch, 30 reps
  • 30 Burpees
  • 135M/75F pound Snatch, 30 reps
  • 20 Burpees
  • 165M/100F pound Snatch, 30 reps
  • 10 burpees
  • 210M/120F pound Snatch, as many reps as possible


10 minute AMRAP

  • 30 double-unders
  • 75lbM/55lbF power snatches, 15 reps


9 minute AMRAP

  • 15 toes-to-bars
  • 10 deadlifts (115M/ 75 lbF)
  • 5 snatches (115M/ 75 lbF)


6 minute Time Cap

  • 1-rep-max clean and jerk

So, AMRAP workouts are clearly the norm. (As Many Reps as Possible). Does that tell us anything about 2016, or 16.1? Maybe, but the verdict isn’t authentic & delivered until 8pm EST.

Are you participating in the 2016 CrossFit Open? Comments welcome . . . (except snarky & blatantly rude ones, those get deleted, banned & reciprocated 100-fold . . . just don’t.) Send still-shots of your 16.1 experience and maybe we’ll post them in a relevant post.

Semper Fortis


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