Gear Up For Rogue’s 2020 Invitational Online Qualifier – The “Q”

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The 2020 Rogue Invitational will happen online June 13-14, 2020.

Here’s the link to watch:

Live coverage will be streamed from 10am – 5pm Eastern on both days.

The Online Qualifier (aka “the Q”) for Rogue’s 2020 Invitational CrossFit sanctioned comp is here!

They are calling it “the Q” for short – because that’s quick and easy to say – and it sounds cool.

How do you get in on this fun and maybe score an invite to the competition?

Perform the workouts and submit your scores online.

Need gear? We’re going to look at each workout and make some recommendations:

Concept2 Model D Rower The gold standard in indoor rowers is the Concept2 Model D. These are accepted for use in the Rogue Invitational Qualifier "the Q" as well as in the CrossFit Open. These are robust hold their resale value very well.

Rogue Ohio Bar The Ohio Bar is an outstanding dual-purpose Olympic barbell. Great for functional fitness style lifting (thrusters, etc.) because you can do both powerlifts and Oly lifting. This is a bushing bar, so it's very cost effective (as compared to a bearing bar.)

Rogue Color Training Bumper Plates in Lbs These are high quality training bumper plates in pounds - perfect for the Q. Bumper plates are more expensive than iron - but so much more versatile, good looking, and quiet.

Rogue Dumbbells Need Dumbbells? Rogue has those too. These are high quality and will last a lifetime with chrome plated handles and heavy-duty rubber encased heads.

SR-1 Speed Rope Uh oh - lots of double unders are in the Q. A speed rope makes these easier - and the SR-1 is a highly effective speed rope (a cable, really) and is cost effective.

Rogue V2 Gymnastic Grips Gymnastic Grips are allowed for the pullups - provided you don't also use tape. These make your grip more resilient and prevent wear and tear on your hands.

Rogue Plyobox Box jumps at a variety of heights are a breeze with these high quality plyoboxes.

2020 Rogue Invitational Online Qualifier Workout #1

Workout #1 is :

AMRAP 10min (As Many Rounds As Possible)

1000m Row
75 Thrusters (75/55lb)

What do you need?

  • Concept 2 Rowing Machine
  • Barbell
  • Collars
  • Plates to load to the appropriate weight for your division

A Concept2 Rower is a necessity – as that is the only type accepted in this qualifier (as in the CrossFit Open as well.)

And guess who has the best price on a brand new Concept2 rower? Rogue.

Here’s another thing – you may not pay sales tax either depending on where you are.

It’s the cheapest way to get a brand new rower from Concept2.

2020 Rogue Invitational Online Qualifier Workout #2

Once you’ve recovered, you can give workout #2 a shot.

For Time

Pull Up
Squat Clean (135/95lb)

Immediately into

Bar Muscle Up
Squat Cleans (185/125lb)

12 Min Time Cap

What equipment?

  • Barbell
  • Collars
  • Plates to load to the appropriate weight for your division
  • Pull-up Bar


This involves squat cleans.

We always recommend BUMPER plates for cleans.

If you get caught in the bottom – you can easily drop the bar and bail out.

The Rogue Ohio Bar is a bushing bar that will suffice for this.

You will get better spin out of a bearing bar – but those are very expensive. And if you are doing these for reps it’s probably not near your max anyways.

2020 Rogue Invitational Online Qualifier Workout #3

On to #3. The dreaded appearance of double unders (and HSPUs.)

AMRAP 20min

100 Double Unders
80 Dumbbell Snatch – alternating arms (50/35lb)
100 Double Unders
60 Toes To Bar
100 Double Unders
40 Dumbbell Squat – 2 dumbbells (50/35lb)
100 Double Unders
20 Strict Handstand Push Up

Gear that you’ll need.

  • Skipping Rope
  • One pair of dumbbells of appropriate weight for your division
  • Measuring tape
  • Floor marks for the strict handstand push-up box
  • Pull Up Bar

If you are a total noob on the jump rope – you are going to have a tough time.

But a good speed rope like the Rogue SR-1 can be a blessing.

It’s not so much a rope, but rather a cable.

That means it is thin (so minimal air resistance) and it is dense.

You can spin this quicker, with ease. And that’s what you probably need for easier double-unders.

This workout also requires HSPUs – Hand Stand Push Ups.

I don’t have much advice for you there. Good luck.

2020 Rogue Invitational Online Qualifier Workout #4

Finally – the last workout!

AMRAP 6min

3 Box Jump Over (24/20”)
6 Deadlift (255/175lb)
9 Bar Facing Burpee

Equipment you’ll need:

  • Box that is the appropriate height for your division. The top of the box must be at least 15-by-15 inches.
  • Barbell
  • Standard bumper plates (18-inch diameter) to load to the appropriate weight for your division
  • Plates to load to the appropriate weight for your division
  • Collars
  • Tape or line that bisects the middle of the barbell.

Here you’ll need a box of appropriate height for the box jumps.

There’s many options but you can’t go wrong with the resin plyobox from Rogue – so that’s what we recommend.

A lot of other gear needed – but all the advice we gave previously on barbells, bumper plates, applies equally here.

2020 Rogue Online Qualifier – The “Q” – In Summary

We’re excited to help spread the news about this exciting new event.

Because this is includes an Online Open Qualifier – it gives everyone a chance to compete.

Why Rogue Fitness Products?
We’re a Rogue Fitness affiliate – so if you order equipment after clicking the links in this article we receive monetary compensation. But that’s not why we recommend Rogue. It’s because their equipment is tough, durable, well-made, and a lot of their best stuff is made in America. Their equipment looks good, and works even better. Their innovative designs and diversity of options make your training better – allowing you to reach your personal goals faster. And that’s why we love them.

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