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18 CrossFit Open Workouts That Won’t be Repeated This Year, Guaranteed: Part 1

February 4, 2022 by
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Editor’s note: There was an error in the original post where we committed 20.5 from the ineligible workout list. The post has since been updated.

Every year except for 2011, the first year of the CrossFit Open, CrossFit has programmed a repeat workout from a previous Open, allowing athletes to test their progress from previous years. For sports analysts, it also provides an opportunity to measure how the best in the sport have progressed (or not) from previous seasons. 

Now that CrossFit has released the complete equipment list, we can now remove certain workouts from the pool or potential repeats. This is part 1 in our Open workout analysis series. 

  • 2022 equipment list: A single dumbell (50/35 pounds), a bar and plates, a plyometric box, a jump rope, pull-up bar allowing for all common hanging movements and kipping, and open wall space. 

Movements that are ineligible because of the equipment list:

  • Wall balls 
  • Ring muscle-ups
  • Rowing
  • Double dumbbell front squats
  • Handstand walks
  • Double dumbbell cleans
  • Double dumbbell lunges
  • Double dumbbell thruster

Workouts that cannot be repeated because they include movements not on the equipment list:

  • 11.4, 11.5, 12.4, 13.3, 14.4, 15.3, 15.5, 16.4, 17.2, 17.4, 18.3, 18.1, 18.2, 18.4, 19.1, 19.3 and 20.5.

So what’s left? This leaves 36 workouts that are technically still eligible to be repeated. However, this does not factor in previously repeated workouts. We’re going to explore that more in detail in Part 2, but quickly, here are the workouts that have been repeated so far:

Only once in history has a workout been repeated twice and that was in 2018 when the community voted for their repeat and selected 11.6, which had already been repeated in 12.5.  

  • Given this, we can reasonably remove another 15 workouts from the potential repeat list bringing the total down to only 21 potential repeats. 

Stay tuned for Part 2, where we explore workouts we think could be repeated. 

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