CrossFit Open Workout 21.2 for Adaptive Athletes

If you’re doing the CrossFit Open as an Adaptive athlete, here’s important information you should know to complete 21.2 properly.

Ensure you stick to the movement standards and good luck!

The CrossFit Open workout 21.2 is a repeat of 17.1 and features a couplet of dumbbell snatches and burpee box jump overs.

“21.2 for Adaptive divisions is going to be very similar to age group divisions,” said Alec Zirkenbach, Executive Director at the Adaptive Training Academy. “There’s going to be a couplet between some form of dumbbell snatch and burpees.

“The dumbbell snatch is going to be ascending and the burpees will remain at 15 reps, so no change to the repetitions, to the flow, or the time cap for anything in Adaptive divisions.”

adaptive CrossFit 21.2Source: Courtesy of ATA

“For the burpee, the only division that is going to be doing the actual burpee box jump over as the age-group divisions is going to be the upper extremity division. Every one of the other adaptive divisions is going to be doing some other form of burpee,” said Alec.

“Please make sure if you’re judging athletes in different divisions, you know the differences and movement standards for that burpee for the different divisions.”

21.2 movement standards adaptiveSource: Courtesy of ATA

Have a look at the official Adaptive CrossFit Open scorecards here.

This is the first year Adaptive athletes have been able to officially participate in the CrossFit Open. A lot of thought has gone into how to appropriately scale the workouts for each adaptive division to ensure an inclusive but, most importantly, fair competition.

Movements have been scaled so as to “minimize the impact of the athletes’ impairment on their performance so the athletes’ fitness is ultimately tested, not their degree of impairment.”

Find out how to correctly submit your CrossFit Open workout score here.

Featured image: courtesy of Adaptive Training Academy, photo by 1st Phorm

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