Welcome to Drama Town… Dave Castro Calls Out OPEX Fitness for “Cheating” in 16.1… OPEX Responds

Yesterday the director of the CrossFit Games Dave Castro publicly called out OPEX fitness via his Instagram account for “cheating” on the CrossFit Open workout 16.1 by using smaller diameter metal plates on the barbell, which shortens the height that athletes had to jump over the bar on their bar facing burpees. HQ now says this modification of the workout will cost athletes a 15% penalty on their score.

However, today OPEX posted a response where they claim they asked for permission from CrossFit HQ before doing the workout this way, and HQ gave them the green light.

Read Dave Castro’s Instagram post below, then see HQ’s blog post elaborating on the subject, and finally OPEX’s response.

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