What is the CrossFit Open 23.1?
23.1: (14.4 REPEAT)
Complete as many reps as possible in 14 minutes of:
40 wall-ball shots
♀ 14-lb ball to 9-ft target, 95-lb cleans
♂ 20-lb ball to 10-ft target, 135-lb cleans
14.4 marked the first appearance of the Concept 2 rower in an Open workout. Back in 2014, this mini-chipper consisting of 5 exercises left many athletes of the era out of breathe, out of grip, and thinking: “imagine making it back to the rower”.
For full workout details, Check out the official CrossFit website.
For athletes who are not looking to attempt the muscle ups, aim for a quick tiebreak time. Go all out to finish the cleans because it will give you a lot of more points on the leaderboard.
Otherwise, if you’ve been practicing them this year, this could be the perfect opportunity for you to get your first ever ring muscle up.
The great thing about a repeat is that it gives us a reference point based on previous performances.
Based on data from 14.4, here’s what it took to finish in the top 10%:
Females: 180 reps (with a tiebreak of 11:48 or less)
Males: 189 reps
As for 23.1, we expect to see higher numbers then in 2014 however if you’re looking to qualify for quarterfinals, female athletes would be pretty safe getting one ring muscle up. A solid goal for males is to aim for at least 10 ring muscle ups.
This mini chipper demands a lot of equipment so make sure you’re prepared. Keep you material close, and check everything beforehand. Get your barbell collars on, chalk on deck, wall ball target well-marked, and extra batteries for your rower on hand just in case.
Coach Chris will walk you through some more of our pre-workout tips below:
Even if you don’t think you’ll be able to get to the rings, give yourself the option by having them ready. You never know.
Better safe than sorry! Click here to see the official standards and floor plan for 23.1.
Take a look at some of our movement tutorials and quick tips to make sure your execution is on point for 23.1:
Deadlines and Score Submission
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