As he does every year, Games Director Dave Castro continues to keep us guessing as to what the next workout will be in the 2016 CrossFit Open.
Last Thursday, Castro once again thought outside the square announcing the make up of 16.1 – the opening week of the 2016 CrossFit Open. For the first time in the Open history we saw overhead lunges included in the programming, along with bar facing burpees and chest-to-bar pull-ups.
16.1 was also the longest workout in the Open’s history, a 20 minute AMRAP! Ouch!
In previous years we haven’t seen many movements repeated twice during an Open, so it’s probably fair to assume we won’t be seeing overhead lunges, burpees or chest-to-bar pull-ups come up again.
So it begs the question, with three functional fitness movements already ticked off, what do you think we will see in 16.2? What movement(s) will make up the second week of this year’s CrossFit Open?
Seven movements: double-unders, muscle-ups, toes-to-bar, wall balls, thrusters, snatches and chest-to-bar-pull-ups have been included in the programming of every single CrossFit Open. So we can assume that at least one of them is likely to come up in 16.2.
The official workout announcement will be made live at 5PM (Pacific Time) by Castro at an undisclosed garage gym on Thursday, March 3. Shortly after Dan Bailey and Björgvin Guðmundsson will set the scores to beat in the live announcement throwdown.
Could we see a workout that will suit Bailey and Guðmundsson’s strengths? Time will only tell, but for now we can at least guess!