Open 13.5 workout

Open 13.5 Crossfit Workout

Overview of Open 13.5

Open 13.5: Overview of the workout

Open 13.5 is a CrossFit workout that consists of an AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) in 4 minutes. The time extends with every 90 reps completed. The workout involves 15 thrusters and 15 chest-to-bar pull-ups. If 90 reps (3 rounds) are completed in under 4 minutes, time extends to 8 minutes. If 180 reps (6 rounds) are completed in under 8 minutes, time extends to 12 minutes.

Open 13.5: Workout Description

The workout starts with 15 thrusters, followed by 15 chest-to-bar pull-ups. The recommended weight for the thrusters is 100/65lb (45/29kg). The workout is scored by the number of rounds completed plus any additional reps completed in the final round. The workout is timed, and the time extends with every 90 reps completed.

Open 13.5: Workout Variations and Scaling Options

For those who are unable to complete the workout as prescribed, there are several scaling options available. One option is to reduce the weight of the thrusters. Another option is to perform regular pull-ups instead of chest-to-bar pull-ups. It is also possible to reduce the number of reps for each movement.

Tips and Strategies

To complete the workout efficiently and safely, it is important to pace yourself and take breaks as needed. It is recommended to break up the thrusters and pull-ups into manageable sets, such as 5 sets of 3 reps for each movement. It is also important to maintain proper form throughout the workout to avoid injury.

Athlete Performance

The average number of rounds completed for Open 13.5 varies depending on the athlete’s level of experience. Beginner athletes may complete 2-3 rounds, intermediate athletes may complete 4-5 rounds, and advanced athletes may complete 6 or more rounds.


Open 13.5 is a challenging CrossFit workout that requires a combination of strength and endurance. With proper pacing and form, athletes of all levels can complete the workout and see improvements in their fitness.