CrossFit Open 14.1: Modifications and Substitutions

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Every Friday, we will be releasing a video to help you modify and/or substitute movements for each Open workout. There will always be 3 options to choose from depending on your belly and/or activity level.

The main thing we want you to remember is that this is for FUN. It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of the Open- as you should be! It’s a great way to stay connected to your community. However, this is not a time to try to PR or “prove yourself.” There are reasons why you may need modifications- the most obvious one being your growing belly.

If you cannot maintain a strict bar path close to your body YOU NEED TO MODIFY. PERIOD.

Take a look at the video and make a plan.

Some things to remember:

  • Choose a weight that you can do comfortably for 15 reps.
  • Build-in your rest. Lindsey talks about aiming for one round every 90 seconds. Or you can rest 30 seconds after each round.
  • Maintain a pace where you can maintain a conversation.
  • If jumping rope is uncomfortable, don’t do it!

Lastly, please remember that everyone is different. Just because your friend did her workouts Rx when she was pregnant doesn’t mean that’s what’s right for you. If you have any questions, please contact us, leave a comment, or tweet. We want you to have fun but be safe!

– Kat G.



10 min. AMRAP

  • 30 Double Unders
  • 15 Power Snatches @55#

2 comments to " CrossFit Open 14.1: Modifications and Substitutions "
  • Alli Tracy

    I am currently 25 weeks pregnant and loving the options for the Open for expecting women!Did 14.1 yesterday with a slight modification.
    6rds or 270 reps @ 45# with Double Unders.
    Double Unders at this point still feel ok, it’s
    my wind more than anything else that I need to monitor. Dropping to 45# helped with this particular WOD.
    Looking forward to next week!


    Alli Tracy
    UTE Crossfit Coach.

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