Overview of Open 14.2
Open 14.2 is a CrossFit workout that was part of the 2014 CrossFit Open competition. It is a timed workout that consists of multiple rounds of overhead squats and chest-to-bar pull-ups, with the number of reps increasing every three minutes. The workout is named after the year it was introduced in the CrossFit Open.
Open 14.2: Workout Description
- From 0:00-3:00: 2 rounds of 10 overhead squats (95/65 lb or 43/29 kg) and 10 chest-to-bar pull-ups
- From 3:00-6:00: 2 rounds of 12 overhead squats (95/65 lb or 43/29 kg) and 12 chest-to-bar pull-ups
- Continue adding 2 reps to each exercise every 3 minutes
Open 14.2: Workout Variations and Scaling Options
For those who are unable to perform the prescribed weight or movements, there are several scaling options available. These include:
- Reducing the weight of the overhead squats
- Performing regular pull-ups instead of chest-to-bar pull-ups
- Reducing the number of reps for each round
- Using a band or other assistance for pull-ups
Open 14.2: Tips and Strategies
To complete the workout efficiently and safely, it is important to pace yourself and break up the reps as needed. Some tips and strategies include:
- Breaking up the reps into smaller sets, with short breaks in between
- Focusing on maintaining good form throughout the workout
- Using a weight that allows you to complete the reps with good form
- Starting with a slower pace and gradually increasing speed as the workout progresses
Open 14.2: Athlete Performance
The average times or scores for Open 14.2 vary depending on the athlete’s level of experience and fitness. According to WOD Time Calculator, the average time for male athletes is around 10-15 minutes, while the average time for female athletes is around 12-18 minutes.
Open 14.2 is a challenging CrossFit workout that requires a combination of strength, endurance, and skill. With proper scaling and pacing, it can be completed by athletes of all levels. The workout provides a great opportunity to improve overall fitness and test one’s limits.