CrossFit Open 14.5 – Workout Announced!

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Dave Castro Announcing CrossFit Open 14.5

The fifth and final workout of the 2014 CrossFit Open has been released! Games Director Dave Castro revealed the details of the CrossFit Open 14.5 workout a short time ago during a live announcement in San Francisco, California.

For the first time in an Open, we have a workout ‘for time’! The CrossFit Open 14.5 is made up of:

21-18-15-12-9-6-3 reps of:
Thrusters, 95 / 65 lb.
Barbell Burpees

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Now it’s time for you guys to give the workout a go!

Here is the full description for the CrossFit Open 14.5 workout from the CrossFit Games website:

WORKOUT 14.5

MEN - includes Masters Men up to 54 years old

21-18-15-12-9-6-3 reps for time of: 95-lb. thrusters Burpees

WOMEN - includes Masters Women up to 54 years old

21-18-15-12-9-6-3 reps for time of: 65-lb. thrusters Burpees

MASTERS MEN - includes Masters Men 55+

21-18-15-12-9-6-3 reps for time of: 65-lb. thrusters Burpees

MASTERS WOMEN - includes Masters Women 55+

21-18-15-12-9-6-3 reps for time of: 45-lb. thrusters Burpees

Notes

This workout begins from the standing position with the barbell on the floor and the athlete standing tall. Using a ball, box or other object to check for proper depth is not allowed. Every second counts in this workout. Your score will the time it takes to complete all 168 repetitions. There is no time cap for this workout.

This workout ends when the feet land on the other side of the bar on the final rep. Time will be recorded in full seconds. Do not round up. If you finish in 14:34.8, your score is 14:34.

Equipment

• Barbell

• Plates to load to the appropriate weight for your division

* If you do not use standard size bumper plates on the barbell you will also need: • A 9.5-inch high target to jump over on the burpees

** The official weight is in pounds. For your convenience, the minimum acceptable weights in kilograms are 43 kg for the Men and, 29 kg for the Women, 29 kg for the Masters Men, 20 kg for the Masters Women.

Video Submission Standards

Prior to starting, film the plates and barbell to be used so the loads can be seen clearly. All video submissions should be uncut and unedited in order to accurately display the performance. A second person with a stopwatch should be in the frame throughout the entire workout. Shoot the video from the side so it is clear that proper depth and lockout are being reached on the thrusters, and the chest and thighs can be seen touching the ground on the burpees.

Note: Depending on your performance, this video may be longer than previous workouts. Be sure you have enough battery life, memory and time to upload your video. You may need to increase your limit on YouTube to allow a longer video.

John Michael Bric
John is a newsreader, freelance writer and Level 1 CrossFit Trainer. A contributing writer for the CrossFit Games and CrossFit Community websites, he is the current Australia Regional Media Director for CrossFit Inc. When he's not CrossFitting, he can often be heard reading the morning news on the radio or trying to convince people that chicken burgers, french fries and beer are all Paleo.
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