The Open is Coming! – CFS


The 2017 Open is Coming…
How’s your training coming along? The 2017 Open launches February 25th!

The Crossfit Open is the first round of the CrossFit Games and consists of 1 workout each week over the course of 5 weeks. Anyone can participate in the Open – it is simultaneously one of the fiercest but most inclusive competitions out there. There are different age divisions, as well as the option to complete some or all of the workouts scaled. There is a way for everyone and every ability level to get involved!

In the coming month and a half, we will be re-testing Open workouts from previous years on Tuesdays to prepare and get in the Open spirit. When the Open officially starts on the 25th of February, we will be completing these workouts in classes as the Workout of the Day. You’ll be attending class anyway, so why wouldn’t you sign up?!

“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 a CrossFit Southie team to Regionals this year! We are hoping to have a team represent CrossFit Southie for the 7th straight year this year.

Competing is the best part about CrossFit. It’s not about being the best or beating others; it’s about competing with yourself and pushing yourself harder than you usually do. There is nothing quite like the camaraderie that is built around the feeling of pushing yourself to the limits alongside your peers. It’s the reason why we love CrossFit and the reason why we encourage each of you to take part in the Open, no matter where you are in your CrossFit journey. Registration is really easy and only costs $20. Again, whether you decide to register or not, we are all going to be doing these WODs in class on Fridays. You might as well get involved!

Registration will open on January 14th. 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!

One movement that typically comes up every year in the open is toes to bar, which we happen to have in today’s wod! Here’s a quick video on efficiency in linking them together.

Back Squat

Thruster (75,55)
Toes to Bar

Level 2- (65,45)
Level 1- (55,35)


  • Trevor Crean

    01/06/2017 @ 3:44 am

    Sq: 245 failed 265. Tired legs in a Thursday.

    WOD: 11:12 Rx

  • Ryan Gould

    01/06/2017 @ 3:42 am

    BS: 265×1 (10 lb PR!)
    WOD: 16:03 L2….sheeeeesh

  • Joel Carpenter

    01/06/2017 @ 2:31 am

    Back Squat: 245×1 jumped to 265 and failed what would have been a 10# PR. had to go for it.
    WOD: 13:48 L2

  • Jason Barrow

    01/06/2017 @ 2:03 am

    Squat: 275×1
    WOD: 13:39 Rx

  • Jule

    01/06/2017 @ 2:00 am

    BS: 275#
    WOD: 14:00 w/ K2E

  • Shea

    01/06/2017 @ 12:30 am

    Squatted yesterday up to 435
    WOD: 5:57 rx

  • Brian Campbell

    01/05/2017 @ 10:15 pm

    1.) 400
    2.) 7:33 Rx

  • Daniela Bitto

    01/05/2017 @ 8:59 pm

    8:06 RX

  • Mike Quigley

    01/05/2017 @ 6:56 pm

    BS: 315×1
    WOD: 12:16 RX

  • Marc

    01/05/2017 @ 6:13 pm

    BS 365
    WOD: 7:42

  • KB

    01/05/2017 @ 4:56 pm

    Strength 125
    Wod back squats @85# sit ups

    • Andrea

      01/05/2017 @ 5:59 pm


  • JT

    01/05/2017 @ 3:13 pm

    BS: 315#
    WOD: 12:39 Rx

  • Ben Brauer

    01/05/2017 @ 2:45 pm

    Squat: 395
    WOD: 10:09 Rx

  • Crowley

    01/05/2017 @ 2:40 pm

    back squat: 325
    wod: 9:37 rx

  • Brendan Caslin

    01/05/2017 @ 1:41 pm

    BS: 355
    WOD: 8:10

  • Brian Maser

    01/05/2017 @ 1:40 pm

    BS: 325×1
    WOD: 10:21 Rx

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