2017 CrossFit Open NEWS – Dumbbell Weights Announced!

Dumbbells will be appearing in the Open. It's official.

Dumbbells have been a frequently used piece of equipment since CrossFit’s inception and have been used at some stage of the CrossFit Games season nearly every year since 2009. However, dumbbells have yet to be used in an Open workout. Until now.

Dumbbells will be part of the required equipment for the 2017 Open workouts. See below for the weights needed to accommodate each division.


50 lb. (22.5 kg)

35 lb. (15 kg)

Other Divisions, including Masters 55+, Teenagers and Scaled

35 lb. (15 kg)

20 lb. (10 kg)

10 lb. (5 kg)

• Kilogram dumbbells cannot be used by athletes competing in the U.S. or Canada.
• If you are using adjustable dumbbells, the largest plates allowed are standard-sized 10 lb. (5 kg) metal change plates (9 in. in diameter).
• When the dumbbell is at rest, the bottom of the handle cannot be more than 4 in. off the ground.
• Any athlete using an unconventional or unmarked dumbbell will need to confirm the weight of the dumbbell on a scale and clearly show the height of the handle with a measuring tape in their video submission.
• Kettlebells, fat bells or other non-traditional dumbbells are not allowed.


Only the equipment and not the exercises have been announced for the workouts, what do you think they will be?

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