History of the “.1” Open Workout

Before we get into it, take a few moments to watch the 2011 CrossFit Open 11.1 demo. Things have come a long way in five years.

We are three days away from the Open 16.1 (and maybe 16.1a) announcement and the start of the 2016 CrossFit Games season. This is the 6th year of the Open and over the first five years some trends have started to materialize. The most prominent one is that thrusters have been part of the last workout of each Open.

Dave Castro has also been adding a new movement to the Open the past few years. In 2014, the Rower was introduced to the Open. Last year, handstand push-ups were added with the dreaded target line. Will we see any new movements in 2016? Will a staple movement be left out like the burpees last year? We will start to answer those questions in just a few days as Chyna Cho and Emily Abbott kick off the season with 16.1.

As we start to guess what Castro has up his sleeve this year, let’s take a look back at what the first week of the Open has looked like since 2011:

Open Workout 11.1
10-min AMRAP
30 Double-Unders
15 Power Snatches (75lbs/55lbs)

Open Workout 12.1
7-min AMRAP
Burpees for 6″ Target

Open Workout 13.1
17-min AMRAP
40 Burpees to 6″ Target
30 Snatches (75lbs/45lbs)
30 Burpees to 6″ Target
30 Snatches (135lbs/75lbs)
20 Burpees to 6″ Target
30 Snatches (165lbs/100lbs)
10 Burpees to 6″ Target
AMRAP Snatches (210lbs/120lbs)

Open Workout 14.1
10-min AMRAP
30 Double-Unders
15 Power Snatches (75lbs/55lbs)

Open Workout 15.1
9-min AMRAP
15 Toes-to-Bar
10 Deadlifts (115lbs/75lbs)
5 Snatches (115lbs/75lbs)

Open Workout 15.1a
6-min Time Cap
1 Rep Max Clean & Jerk