Go Out with a Bang! The Final Crossfit Open 18.5

March 23, 2018

Photocredit: WODprep

BAM! After 5 weeks, the final workout is here and boy, was it a game changer! Props to Dave Castro for letting the community decide which one it was going to be. It was such good fun being able to be a part of that decision and let's face it, not everyone got what they wanted but at least it's only 7mins....right?? 

If you have been doing The Open since 2011 then you've seen this one as 11.6 and12.5! An oldie but a goodie because it was the winner. Yay, Thrusters! (said, no one EVER) 


7min AMRAP:
3 thrusters
3 chest-to-bar pull-ups
6 thrusters
6 chest-to-bar pull-ups
9 thrusters
9 chest-to-bar pull-ups
12 thrusters
12 chest-to-bar pull-ups
15 thrusters
15 chest-to-bar pull-ups ... 18, 18, 21, 21...
Men 100 / Women 65 

We teamed up with WODprep to give you the tips & strategy on how to be completely ready!! Check out this video for 18.2 as well as for scaled and masters! 

*make sure to go to https://games.crossfit.com/ to read up on those movement standards*


  • Transitions are everything
  • Plan, plan, plan and stick to it! 
  • Know how to breathe on your thrusters 
  • Find your best position for thrusters
  • C2B - singles or negative splits
  • More tips for C2B!

Basically, you will want to watch the entire video for all the details! It's worth it! 

If you have been reading our Open workout strategies then you would have gotten all our gear by now right?? 😉 Well, in case you have weak wrists when it comes to thrusters, get yourself a pair of our WOD Nation Strength Wraps or Wrist Wraps. They will always come in handy even after The Open!

Speaking of thrusters, your knees will thank you if you come prepared with knee sleeves! We got you covered with our WOD Nation Knee Sleeves! And let's not forget to protect your hands! Check out our WOD Nation Gymnastic Grips

And that is a wrap for 2018 Crossfit Open! It's been amazing sharing another year of celebrations, PRs, frustration, and fun. Good luck on 18.5 and go out with a freakin' BANG!

This is a guest post from Linda Hong, CF-L1 Certified, Eleiko Strength Coach and WOD Nation Team Leader. You can always expect to hear back from Linda about any inquires on WOD Nation gear. Linda is currently coaching at Crossfit Chiang Mai or traveling around the globe so catch her if you can! For more Linda, you can follow her on
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