Open 16.2 workout

Open 16.2 Crossfit Workout

Overview of Open 16.2

Open 16.2 is a CrossFit workout that was part of the 2016 CrossFit Open competition. It is a timed workout that consists of multiple rounds of three different exercises: toes-to-bars, double-unders, and squat cleans. The workout is designed to be completed in a specific order, with the number of repetitions and weight increasing as the workout progresses. The workout is challenging and requires a high level of skill and endurance.

Open 16.2: Workout Description

The workout begins with a 4-minute clock, during which the athlete must complete as many reps as possible of 25 toes-to-bars, 50 double-unders, and 15 squat cleans at a weight of 135/85 lb. If the athlete completes all the reps before the 4 minutes are up, they add 4 minutes to the clock and proceed to the next round, which consists of the same exercises but with a heavier weight and fewer reps. The workout continues in this pattern, with the squat clean weight increasing and the repetitions decreasing every 4 minutes.

Open 16.2: Workout Rounds

  • Round 1: 25 toes-to-bars, 50 double-unders, 15 squat cleans (135/85 lb)
  • Round 2: 25 toes-to-bars, 50 double-unders, 13 squat cleans (185/115 lb)
  • Round 3: 25 toes-to-bars, 50 double-unders, 11 squat cleans (225/145 lb)
  • Round 4: 25 toes-to-bars, 50 double-unders, 9 squat cleans (275/175 lb)
  • Round 5: 25 toes-to-bars, 50 double-unders, 7 squat cleans (315/205 lb)

Open 16.2 Variations and Scaling Options

Not everyone who tries Open 16.2 will be able to do it as prescribed. Some common scaling options for this workout include:

  • Reducing the weight of the squat cleans
  • Reducing the number of reps for each exercise
  • Scaling the toes-to-bars to hanging knee raises or sit-ups
  • Scaling the double-unders to single-unders or jumping jacks

Athletes should choose a scaling option that allows them to maintain proper form and technique throughout the workout.

Tips and Strategies for Open 16.2

  • Break up the toes-to-bars and double-unders into manageable sets to avoid burning out too quickly.
  • Focus on maintaining a consistent pace throughout the workout, rather than trying to go all-out in the early rounds.
  • Use a weight for the squat cleans that allows for proper form and technique, even as fatigue sets in.
  • Take short breaks between exercises to catch your breath and reset for the next round.

Athlete Performance in Open 16.2

The average times or scores for Open 16.2 will vary depending on the athlete’s skill level and experience. However, as a general guideline, the following times can be used as a benchmark:

  • Beginner: 10-15 minutes
  • Intermediate: 8-10 minutes
  • Advanced: 6-8 minutes


Open 16.2 is a challenging CrossFit workout that requires a high level of skill and endurance. Athletes should choose a scaling option that allows them to maintain proper form and technique throughout the workout. By following the tips and strategies outlined above, athletes can complete the workout efficiently and safely, and achieve their fitness goals.