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Scott Panchik Wins CrossFit Open Workout 18.4 Live Announcement

The live announcement of CrossFit Open Workout 18.4 has finished and the dust has settled. So to recap, here is the WOD.

CrossFit Open Workout 18.4



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Bjorgvin Karl Gudmundsson set off faster than Scott Panchik and completed Diane (the first portion of the workout) unbroken.

Masters Athlete Bill Grundler offered many useful tips during the workout that could be very useful for you. Make sure to pace Diane and take short breaks. Scott Panchik broke up his deadlifts right from the first set in order to spend less time under tension. 

Scott Panchik finishes with a time of 7 minutes 11 seconds.

The final results

* The following text is from CrossFit Inc


While we hit benchmark workouts at our affiliates throughout the year (1-rep-max back squat, 1-rep-max snatch, Fran, Cindy), the CrossFit Games Open is the time to see how we perform compared to other CrossFitters around the world.

The Open is comprised of five workouts over five weeks. Open workouts are identified by their year and the order in which they appear. The workouts will be released every Thursday during the five weeks of the Open, and you can watch the live announcement of the workout that will be streamed on the CrossFit Games website.

Bjorgvin-Karl-Gudmundsson-crossfit-open-workout-18.4Source: CrossFit Inc

The announcement will take place at a different location each week, and two athletes (or more) will perform the workout live. After the workout is released, any athlete who has registered for the Open will have until 5 p.m. PT on the following Monday to submit their best score online.


The Open is the first qualifying stage of the CrossFit Games. Any athlete who wants to compete at the Games must first make it through the Open in their region.

While the purpose of the Open is to find the fittest athletes in each region to move on to the regionals, it’s also an opportunity for any athlete at any level to participate in the competition. It can add meaning and purpose to your training while also bringing your gym’s community closer together. (As a rule of thumb, the Open is the time of year where we see many people achieve important firsts: bodyweight snatch, muscle-ups, toes-to-bars, handstand push-ups, double-unders, etc.)


Most importantly, the Open will also give you some interesting data on your performance in the gym, which can be a guide for setting realistic goals for the following year.

If you want to learn more about the effects of CrossFit, click on the article link below:

20 Amazing Body Transformations of CrossFit Games Athletes

Image Sources

  • Bjorgvin-Karl-Gudmundsson-crossfit-open-workout-18.4: CrossFit Inc
  • Scott-Panchik-CrossFit-open-Workout-18.4: CrossFit Inc

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