Charlie Says…CrossFit Opens


CrossFit Opens
The Crossfit Open is the first round of the CrossFit Games and consists of 1 workout each week over the course of 5 weeks.  In the coming month and a half we will be re-testing Open workouts from previous years to prepare and get in the Open spirit.  Some days we will even partner up and judge each other, so you are all familiar with the process.  When the open officially starts, on the 27th of February, we will be completing these workouts in classes on Fridays as the Workout of the Day.  There is no reason for you to not sign up, as you will be attending class anyway, right?

What’s the point, I don’t plan on making it to Regionals you say?  The Open is fun!  It is designed so you push yourself to your limit, see how you improve year to year and find out the areas where you could use some extra improvement, making your training more focused in the next coming year.    Additionally, if a wheelhouse WOD comes up and you crush it, your score will be contributed to the team and can help send 2 CrossFit Southie teams to Regionals this year!

We will have more info describing the Open, how to sign up, how to contribute to the team, etc.. in coming weeks.  Keep training hard and get excited!

Push Jerk

Open WOD 13.2
Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 10 minutes of:
115,75 pound Shoulder to overhead, 5 reps
115,75 pound Deadlift, 10 reps
15 Box jumps, 24″,20” box – Full Stand

Level 2 (95,55)
Level 1 (65,35)


  • JBo

    01/25/2014 @ 1:45 am

    Push Jerk: 165×3 (PR…beat my prior 3RM by 20lbs)
    WOD: 197 L2 (this was the only Open WOD I didn’t end up doing last year)

  • Mike Quigley

    01/24/2014 @ 7:46 pm

    Worked out at Noon again today – be back at 5:30 next week.
    215×3, 225×2
    275 RX with step ups. Last year my score was 237 with box jumps.

    • Chris Wilson

      01/24/2014 @ 9:33 pm

      Beast mode.

  • Matthew Whalen

    01/24/2014 @ 3:29 pm

    Was a slow poke! Anyone have an extra ticket to the Kill Cliff Championship this weekend?! Paying well 🙂 [email protected]

  • Kelly

    01/24/2014 @ 1:50 pm

    Last year: 230 with box jumps.
    This year: 248 with step ups.
    If it shows up again in the opens I’m going with step ups for sure. Helped me keep a steadier pace.

    • Shamwow

      01/24/2014 @ 3:01 pm

      Fully agree with the step-up strategy.

      • Petra

        01/24/2014 @ 4:46 pm

        243 with box jumps last spring
        265 today with step-ups
        115# push jerks. :/

  • Rob Hassell

    01/24/2014 @ 1:39 pm

    13.2: 240 vs. 227 last year (step-ups both times)

  • Jason

    01/24/2014 @ 1:05 pm

    Last year, Sunday morning: 255
    today: 241

  • Kara

    01/24/2014 @ 12:54 pm

    wod: 237 reps RX

  • Chris Wilson

    01/24/2014 @ 12:48 pm

    230 Rx. Lots of room for improvement, but sure beats my 2013 open score of 180.

  • Marc Piccuirro

    01/24/2014 @ 12:41 pm

    Last year first attempt with all box jumps, 225. Second attempt with all step-ups, 256.
    This year with 2 rounds of jumps and the rest with step-ups, 243.
    Step-ups are the way to go for me.
    205×3, 215×2

    • Marc Piccuirro

      01/24/2014 @ 1:05 pm

      Oh and did a cash out with Jason and Mad Dog (Coach Alec):
      100 strict barbell presses with 30 second L sit holds after every 25 reps.

      • Chris Wilson

        01/24/2014 @ 1:17 pm

        I was wondering what you HTKers were doing – a little extracurricular activity.

        • Marc Piccuirro

          01/24/2014 @ 3:22 pm

          Working on a goat. Anything overhead is a weakness for me so I’m trying to focus my cash outs on improving those deficiencies. Strict press seems like a good place to start to build strength for any OH movement.

          • Chris Wilson

            01/24/2014 @ 4:55 pm

            That’s awesome dude. I plan on doing more of that this year to help overcome some of my goats (shoulder strength, box jumps (rebounding), HSPU, TTB). Seeing you guys do that really gives me the motivation to get that going.

  • Em Porter

    01/24/2014 @ 3:54 am

    anyone else having trouble selecting CFS as their affiliate on the games page? when I try to join, the page just refreshes without it being assigned…

  • nicole dholakia

    01/24/2014 @ 1:52 am

    Liveda! Looking good hot mama!!!

    • Alec

      01/24/2014 @ 1:21 pm

      Liveda lookin’ jacked!

      258 with step ups. Hard to picture how the big dogs got 12+ rounds last year.

      • JBo

        01/24/2014 @ 3:09 pm

        I was going to say the same thing…Liveda is looking awesome! This was the one Open WOD I didn’t get to do last year. Looking forward to giving it a try today and based on all these comments I am DEFINITELY going to do step ups.

        • Arik Pogrebinsky

          01/24/2014 @ 5:03 pm

          PJ:215 x 3
          as compared to 3/17/2013 – 218

          Kelly had perfect step ups.

          Right Foot up
          Left foot up
          Right Foot down
          Left Foot down
          Left foot up
          Right foot up
          Left foot down
          Right foot down

          You don’t waste time transitioning feet and you can just tap and come back up. Also keeps the work evenly split between both legs.

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