Scaling Tips for CrossFit Open Workout 18.1

If you will be scaling CrossFit Open Workout 18.1 then here is all the information you need to know.


  • Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
  • 8 hanging knee raises
  • 10 dumbbell hang clean and jerks (35 lb)
  • 14 calorie row


  • Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
  • 8 hanging knee raises
  • 10 dumbbell hang clean and jerks (20 lb)
  • 12 calorie row


“This workout begins with the athlete standing on the floor under the pull-up bar. After the call of “3, 2, 1… go,” the athlete may jump up and perform toes-to-bars. After 8 reps are complete, the athlete will move to the dumbbell for hang clean and jerks. The athlete must complete 5 clean and jerks on one arm, then 5 on the other arm. He or she will then move to the rower and pull 14 calories (12 for women). The monitor must read 14 calories (12 for women) before the athlete can unstrap and move to the pull-up bar for the next round.

The athlete’s score will be the total number of repetitions completed within the 20-minute time cap. Each calorie completed on the row will be equal to 1 rep.”


  • Pull-up bar
  • Dumbbell of appropriate weight for your division*†
  • Rower that counts calories, similar in type and calibration to a Concept2 rower

* If you are using adjustable dumbbells, the largest plates allowed are standard-sized 10-lb. (5 kg) metal change plates (9 inches in diameter). When the dumbbell is at rest, the bottom of the handle cannot be more than 4 inches 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 ruler or measuring tape in his or her video submission. Kettlebells, fat bells or other non-traditional dumbbells are not allowed.

† The official weight is in pounds. For your convenience, the minimum acceptable weights in kilograms are 22.5 kg (50 lb.), 15 kg (35 lb.), 10 kg (20 lb.) and 5 kg (10 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.

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