CrossFit Open Workout 24.3 Analysis

March 20, 2024

Jonathan Kinnick of btwb

Get the in-depth analysis of Open Workout 24.3 from Jonathan Kinnick of btwb.

The third and final week of the 2024 CrossFit Open featured a 5-round couplet of thrusters and chest-to-bar pull-ups, followed by 1 minute of rest and 5 rounds of heavier thrusters and bar muscle-ups. Similar to 24.1, this workout also had an aggressive 15-minute time cap.

Unlike the first two workouts, 24.3 had a few more advanced pieces that acted as separators for athletes.

The chest-to-bar pull-up was challenging on the female side, with nearly 6,000 Rx’d athletes getting stuck at 10 reps. On the male side, fewer than 1,000 Rx’d athletes got stuck at that point.

The next challenge was the heavier thruster (95/135 lb or 43/61 kg). This thruster came in at the 101st rep, and we saw 5,500 women and 3,600 men get stuck at 100 reps.

The biggest hurdle by far on the workout was the bar muscle-up, which was featured starting at rep 108. We saw 14,000 women and 12,000 men finish the workout at 107 reps.

Highlights for this week include the 22,000 women and 71,000 men who got at least one bar muscle-up. In addition, an impressive 50,000 women and 103,000 men performed 40 or more chest-to-bar pull-ups within the 15-minute time cap.

Performance by Country

For the final week, we’ll use 128 reps Rx’d (seven completed rounds) as our metric for a competitive score. This metric will let us see how the top 10 countries by participation are stacked up against each other. The chart below shows the percentage of Rx’d athletes above and below 128 reps, as well as the percentage who did the Scaled or Foundations versions.

Based on this metric, the most competitive country on 24.3 is Spain with 30%, followed by South Korea with 25% and Italy with 22.2%. This is the first time in this Open that South Korea hasn’t taken the top spot for competitiveness.

Comparing the overall Rx’d percentage, we have South Korea in first with 88%, followed by  Australia with 81% and the United States with 74%.

24.3 by country


Workout Analysis by Division

In Week 3, 87% of men aged 18-34 chose the Rx’d version, up slightly from 84% in Week 2. For women aged 18-34, 63% chose the Rx’d version, down from 70% during Week 2. For masters and teenagers, 69% and 60% chose the Rx’d version, respectively.

The most competitive group was men aged 18-34 with 38% completing 128 reps or more. Only 13% of women aged 18-34 were able to exceed that mark. The masters and teenagers performed in a similar range with 16% and 14% completing 128 reps or more, respectively.

24.3 division


In contrast to the smooth distributions of the first two Open workouts, 24.3 had a few roadblocks that affected its distribution.

For both the Rx’d men and women aged 16-54, we see the highest concentration of scores in the sixth round (split into two bars in the graphic below), with a large number of athletes being blocked by the bar muscle-ups. On the women’s side, there was also a smaller pile-up at 10 reps, with the blocker there being the chest-to-bar pull-ups.

Finishing 24.3 proved to be very challenging, with only 5% of the men and 3% of the women aged 16-54 completing all 170 reps before the time cap.

24.3 RC by Division


Below are percentile tables for individuals, masters, and teenagers with details for each version of the workout. You can see the breakdown of how many reps or what time it took to achieve a particular percentile. For example, a time of 14:04 got you into the 95th percentile for Scaled men (18-34).

These percentiles compare each version (Rx'd, Scaled, Foundations) separately for each division. They show you how well you did on your version of the workout against your age group. These are different from the percentiles in the Games app, which combine all versions into an overall percentile for each division. They are not related to the cut scores for Quarterfinals.

24.3 Individuals


24.3 teens


24,3 Masters Women


24.3 Men


*The data used for this article is from the official CrossFit Open submissions.

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