After much speculation, the second open workout for the 2020 Games are here. CrossFit Open Workout 20.2 presents some unique challenges for anyone who tries it.
Curated from some of the best coaches and athletes in CrossFit, here are some tips and tricks to improve your 20.2 scores.
CrossFit Open Workout 20.2
4 dumbbell thrusters
24 double unders
Women: 35 lbs / Men: 50 lbs
- Pull-up bar
- Jump rope
- Dumbbells of the appropriate weight for your division
From Cole Sager, Mastering Double-Unders
A five-time individual CrossFit Games veteran Cole Sager crushed the 2019 Open. Also, A former college football player at the University of Washington, Sager placed 5th at the 2015 Games, with an 11th place finish in 2019.
Sager is back and giving great tips for 20.2. A huge part of this workout is double unders. Sager gives some great advice on mastering this technique. Sager’s best advice is to keep your arms straight or just relax your arms.
From CrossFit Invictus, Don’t Rush
Bern Prince and Justin Wright of CrossFit Invictus have some of the best videos for those just getting into the sport. For CrossFit Open Workout 20.2, Prince and Wright have great tips on keeping the pace during this 20-minute workout.
The first five minutes of 20.2 is where athletes should find their rhythm. Starting out strong for 20.2 will help tenfold when fatigues sets in.
From Jacob Heppner, Keep It Simple
Jacob Heppner has netted three top-ten finishes at the Games. During the 2019 Open, Happner placed 2nd overall in the United States.
For 20.2 Heppner recommends athletes use equipment they are familiar with. Heppner also says to keep your hands treated properly to survive 20.2.
From Dan Bailey, Focus on Transitions
A former Division-I sprinter at Ohio University, Dan Bailey is a well-known vet of CrossFit. From 2012-2015, Bailey placed in the top ten of the games each year.
Due to short reps of 20.2 Bailey suggests to focus on your transitions during the workout. Placement of your dumbbells and jump ropes could really make all the difference in your score.
Notes from CrossFit
This workout begins with the dumbbells on the floor and the athlete standing tall. After the call of “3, 2, 1 … go,” the athlete may begin performing thrusters. After 4 reps of thrusters are completed, the athlete will advance to a pull-up bar to perform toes-to-bars. After 6 reps of toes-to-bars are completed, the athlete will move to a jump rope and complete 24 double-unders before returning to the thrusters for the next round.
The athlete’s score will be the total number of repetitions completed before the 20-minute time cap.
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