Open 12.2 workout

Open 12.2 Crossfit Workout

Overview of Open 12.2

Open 12.2 is a CrossFit workout that was part of the 2012 CrossFit Open, a worldwide competition that takes place annually. The workout is an AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) in 10 minutes, consisting of four sets of 30 snatches at increasing weights, followed by as many snatches as possible at a final, heavier weight. The weights used for the snatches are 75/45lb (35/20kg), 135/75lb (60/35kg), 165/100lb (75/45kg), and 210/120lb (95/55kg). The workout is named after the year it was introduced in the CrossFit Open.

Workout Description

Open 12.2: Workout description

  • 30 snatches at 75/45lb (35/20kg)
  • 30 snatches at 135/75lb (60/35kg)
  • 30 snatches at 165/100lb (75/45kg)
  • As many snatches as possible at 210/120lb (95/55kg)

Workout Variations/Scaling Options

Open 12.2 variations and scaling options

  • Using lighter weights for the snatches
  • Performing power snatches instead of full snatches
  • Reducing the number of reps for each set of snatches

It is important for athletes to choose a scaling option that allows them to maintain proper form and technique throughout the workout.

Tips and Strategies

To complete Open 12.2 efficiently and safely, athletes should consider the following tips and strategies:

  • Pace yourself throughout the workout, as the number of snatches and weight increase with each set.
  • Focus on proper form and technique for each snatch, to avoid injury and maximize efficiency.
  • Break up the sets of snatches into smaller, manageable sets, with short rest periods in between.
  • Use a hook grip to maintain a secure grip on the barbell during the snatches.
  • Use a weightlifting belt to provide additional support and stability during the heavier snatches.

Athlete Performance

The number of snatches completed in Open 12.2 can vary widely depending on the athlete’s skill and strength level. According to the CrossFit Games website, the average number of reps completed by male athletes in the 2012 CrossFit Open was 70, while the average for female athletes was 55.


Open 12.2 is a challenging CrossFit workout that requires a high level of skill and strength to complete. Athletes should focus on proper form and technique, and choose a scaling option that allows them to maintain proper form throughout the workout. With proper pacing and strategy, athletes can maximize their performance and achieve their fitness goals.