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Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

19.5 Distribution

The final workout of the 2019 Open featured a descending ladder of thrusters and chest-to-bar pull-ups, totaling 105 reps of each movement, with a 20-minute time cap. Last year, 18.5 presented athletes with an ascending ladder of the same two movements, so it’s no surprise that nearly the same percentage of Open participants decided to tackle the final Open workout as prescribed in 2018 and 2019. Read on to see how the community fared with this year's rep scheme.

Read the article 19.5 Workout Analysis
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This 2003 CrossFit Journal article captures an early conception of a universal, multi-event test of fitness that laid the foundation for CrossFit competition, including what would become the CrossFit Open and the CrossFit Games. The design requirements for such a test "included but were not limited to the following: quantifiable results; consistency with the CrossFit fitness concept; raising our commitment to improving absolute strength, relative strength, and gymnastic foundations; balancing intrinsic abilities of smaller and larger athletes; emphasizing exercises critical to and foundational to advanced training; mixing training demands within each test and, of course, over the total competition; a design that would identify an athlete’s weaknesses and possibly stand as a workout plan for improving overall fitness; and, finally, we wanted to design a competition that would be 'hard as hell.'"

Read the article How Fit Are You?

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Mike AndridgeMarch 29th, 2019 at 10:09 am

Since I'm not going anywhere fun for spring break, looks like I'm going to do the 5 tests to see how fit I am. One test a day. Any one else? Great article.

Joseph GortonMarch 29th, 2019 at 7:53 pm

These look like fun. I'm down in Charleston this week. Going to try to do these at a local crunch.

Joseph GortonMarch 29th, 2019 at 8:25 pm

Mike - do the 15 clean and jerks have to be squat cleans?

Mike AndridgeMarch 29th, 2019 at 10:29 pm

I'm a "choose your own adventure" kind of guy if it isn't specified. I'm going to do pwr clns.

David SwicegoodMarch 29th, 2019 at 6:37 pm

My thoughts today are website feedback: - I cannot log in unless I do it from the homepage; if I try from any other page, nothing happens - my autofill on my username and password do not work; I have to type them in manually every time - bring back the intermediate / beginner scaled workouts and the video explainers? - I’m on iPhone X using Chrome

Lynne PittsMarch 29th, 2019 at 10:42 pm

Hi David, thanks for that feedback; I'm passing it on to the development team. Hopefully we'll make it better!

Sam PatApril 2nd, 2019 at 5:29 pm

Rest Day