Open Workout 16.1 Standards

CrossFit Games Open Workout 16.1 is as many rounds and repetitions as possible. 20 minutes of a 25-foot overhead lunge, 8 burpees, a 25-foot overhead lunge, and 8 chest-to-bar pull-ups. The men will use 95 pounds, and the women will use 65 pounds. At the call of “3, 2, 1 … go!” the athlete takes the bar from the ground and begins the first round. The overhead lunge begins with the athlete standing tall with the barbell overhead and their feet together. Forward motion will only be allowed while the load is being supported over the athlete’s head. If the barbell is not overhead, it will need to be brought backwards to the previous five-foot marker. On each lunge, the trailing knee must touch the ground at the bottom. If the knee does not touch the ground, the barbell will need to be brought backwards to the previous five-foot marker. At the top of each step, the athlete must stand with the hips and knees fully extended. If the next step is initiated before fully standing up, the barbell will need to be brought backwards to the previous five-foot marker. Both feet must cross the finish line for the overhead lunges to count. If both feet do not fully cross the line, the barbell will need to be brought backwards to the previous five-foot marker. Racks are not allowed. Prior to beginning this workout, each athlete will need to mark a starting point on the floor. Measure out 25 feet and make another mark at the finishing point. Additionally, intermediate marks must be made at every five feet, which will each represent one repetition of the lunge. Each repetition of the burpee starts with the athlete touching their chest and thigh to the ground, and jumping over the barbell. A two-foot takeoff is required. A single-foot jump over the barbell will not count. Once you clear the barbell and start your next repetition, you must be facing the barbell. Changing your orientation to be parallel to the bar will not count. If the athlete fails to touch the ground with their chest and thighs, that’s a no rep. During the chest-to-bar pull-ups any grip or style of pull-up is permitted as long as the repetition starts with the arms fully extended, and finishes with the athlete clearly making contact with the bar below the collarbone. Any repetition which begins not at full extension will not count. Any repetition where the athlete does not make contact with their body below their collarbone will not count. Your score is the total number of repetitions completed in the 20 minutes. For Masters 55 and over, Teenagers and all Scaled options, be sure to review workout details at

12 Replies to “Open Workout 16.1 Standards”

  1. that will definitely give some knees injury (if you dont wear knee pads/sleeves)
    because once you're tired and wanna go faster without paying attention to the form.

  2. What about a double tap. A lot of the time for me, I come down thinking I will touch the knee but may barely miss then go back down to touch while still in the lunge position. If you keep both feet in the lunge position and retap, does that count or do you need to go back?

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