The 2019 CrossFit Open is well under way and organisers have announced the week two workout – and it’s a brutal one.

Places at this summer’s CrossFit Games are up for grabs for the top 20 male and female finishers in the five-week competition, where participants video themselves completing the weekly workout and submit scores online.

Workout 19.2 is a repeat of Open workout 16.2 three years ago, with squat cleans decreasing in reps but increasing in weight after every round.

The athlete’s time cap is extended by four minutes each time a round is completed, until the workout is finished or the athlete fails to complete the work within the time cap.

Athletes’ scores will be their total number of reps completed within the time cap or the total time taken to complete the entire workout.

The deadline to submit scores for Workout 19.2 is 5pm (Pacific time) on March 4.

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What is Workout 19.2?

Beginning on an eight-minute clock, athletes must complete as many reps as possible of:

25 toes-to-bars

50 double-unders

15 squat cleans (135 pounds/61 kilograms for men, 85lbs/38kg for women)

25 toes-to-bars

50 double-unders

13 squat cleans (185lbs/84kg for men, 115lbs/52kg for women)

If that is completed before eight minutes, four minutes are added to the clock and athletes must complete:

25 toes-to-bars

50 double-unders

11 squat cleans (225lbs/102kg for men, 145lbs/66kg for men)

If that is completed before 12 minutes, four more minutes are added to the clock and athletes take on:

25 toes-to-bars

50 double-unders

Nine squat cleans (275lbs/124kg for men, 175lbs/80kg for women)

Finally, if that’s completed before 16 minutes, add four more minutes to the clock and do:

25 toes-to-bars

50 double-unders

Seven squat cleans (315lbs/142kg for men, 205lbs/93kg for women)

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The announcement of Workout 19.2 was made live from the CrossFit Down Under Championship in Sydney, Australia, with athletes immediately trying their hand at it.

“I’m scared but excited,” one user replied on Instagram to CrossFit’s video post of the workout details.

“Well, I’m f*****,” said another.