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Scaling CrossFit Open Workout 18.5 – Rules, Weights, Exercises and Standards

Everything you need to know about scaling the final Open WOD of 2018.

Dave Castro presented 3 potential workouts for CrossFit Open Workout 18.5 and the winner was a repeat of 11.6 – here is what you need to know if you are scaling the WOD.

CROSSFIT OPEN WORKOUT 18.5

SCALING FOR WOMEN

SCALING FOR MEN

OTHER VARIATIONS

Scaled: (Ages 16-54)

Men use 65 lb., perform jumping chin-over-bar pull-ups
Women use 45 lb., perform jumping chin-over-bar pull-ups

Teenagers 14-15:

Boys use 65 lb., perform chin-over-bar pull-ups
Girls use 45 lb., perform chin-over-bar pull-ups

Scaled Teenagers 14-15:

Boys use 45 lb., perform jumping chin-over-bar pull-ups
Girls use 35 lb., perform jumping chin-over-bar pull-ups

Masters 55+:

Men use 65 lb., perform chin-over-bar pull-ups
Women use 45 lb., perform chin-over-bar pull-ups

Scaled Masters 55+:

Men use 45 lb., perform jumping chin-over-bar pull-ups
Women use 35 lb., perform jumping chin-over-bar pull-ups

MOVEMENT STANDARDS FOR CROSSFIT OPEN WORKOUT 18.5

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NOTES

This workout begins with the barbell on the floor and the athlete standing tall. After the call of “3, 2, 1 … go,” the athlete may perform 3 thrusters, then 3 chest-to-bar pull-ups. The athlete will repeat this couplet, performing 6 thrusters and 6 pull-ups, 9 and 9, 12 and 12, and so on, until the 7-minute time cap.

The athlete’s score will be the total number of repetitionscompleted before the time cap expires.

EQUIPMENT

• Barbell
• Collars
• Plates to load to the appropriate weight for your division*
• Pull-up bar

* The official weight is in pounds. For your convenience, the minimum acceptable weights in kilograms are 45 kg (100 lb.), 29
kg (65 lb.), 20 kg (45 lb.) and 15 kg (35 lb.).

For each workout, be sure the athlete has adequate space to safely complete all the movements. Clear the area of all extra equipment, people or other obstructions.
Any athlete who in any way alters the equipment or movements described in this document or shown in the workout standards video may be disqualified from the competition.

VIDEO SUBMISSION STANDARDS

Prior to starting, film the pull-up bar, 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 clock or timer with the running workout time clearly visible should be in the frame throughout the entire workout. Shoot the video from an angle so all exercises can be clearly seen meeting the movement standards. Videos shot with a fisheye lens or similar lens may be rejected due to the visual distortion these lenses cause.