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20.5 Tips from Sara Sigmundsdottir

CrossFit Open 20.5: Scaled

For scaled athletes – the movement switches from ring muscle ups to chin over the bar pull-ups.

Singles on these are totally fine. If single chin over the bar pull-ups are easy for you – a good strategy could be to knock out all 40 of those first, and then split up the rowing and wall balls to finish strong. 

Again – minimizing transition time and time standing around is a major key here.

CrossFit Open 20.5: Masters

When we hit the 55+ age group – our Rx Masters are switching from RMU’s to chest to bar pull-ups. Tips are going to remain similar here as to the ring muscle ups, you need to pick sets that are comfortable and sustainable for you, and keep moving.

As always – singles are a great option.

How to scale CrossFit Open Workout 20.5

Rx’d (Ages 16-54)
♀14-lb. ball to 9 ft.
♂20-lb. ball to 10 ft.

Scaled (Ages 16-54)
♀chin-over-bar pull-ups, 10-lb. ball to 9 ft.
♂chin-over-bar pull-ups, 14-lb. ball to 10 ft.

Teenagers 14-15
♀10-lb. ball to 9 ft.
♂14-lb. ball to 9 ft.

Scaled Teenagers 14-15
♀chin-over-bar pull-ups, 10-lb. ball to 9 ft.
♂ chin-over-bar pull-ups, 14-lb. ball to 9 ft.

Masters 55+
♀chest-to-bar pull-ups, 10-lb. ball to 9 ft.
♂chest-to-bar pull-ups, 20-lb. ball to 9 ft.

Scaled Masters 55+
♀jumping chest-to-bar pull-ups, 10-lb. ball to 8 ft.
♂jumping chest-to-bar pull-ups, 14-lb. ball to 8 ft

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