eric and froning
Eric with the Fittest man on earth-Rich Froning.

Oh WowwwW! The Opens are here already! For those of you that are unfamiliar with the Opens, it is a worldwide CrossFit competition. The top 48 men and 48 women, and the top 30 teams from each region move on to the Regional Competition, which for the Northeast is May 10th,11th, and 12th. Last year CrossFit Southie finished 3rd in the Open, and second at the regional. We then traveled to LA for the CrossFit Games, we hope to make it back there this year.

So what does this mean for of you? Even if you do not consider yourself a competitor or are new to CrossFit, does not mean you shouldn’t sign up for the Open. Every Thursday for the next 5 weeks we will be doing the Open WODs in classes. If you are going to be doing the WODs anyways, why not submit your scores? Both of my brothers and mom are doing the Open. One of my brothers is in the Navy and lives in Jacksonville, Florida and my other brother and my mom both belong to BayState CrossFit in Plymouth. During the 5 weeks we will be doing the WODs in different places at different times, BUT we can measure up against eachother via the CrossFit Games website. It’s going to be really fun! You should get in on the fun too. To create a profile and register, please click here. Right now CrossFit NYC is in the lead with 280 participants, and CrossFit Southie 33rd in the world with 118 participants. How cool would it be to get closer to the top?! Help out the team by registering 🙂

Every Sunday for the next 5 weeks we are offering a retest that is separate from the classes on Sundays at noon. For those of you that are planning on doing the Opens and either cannot complete the WOD today and/or would like to retest on Sunday at 12pm, please click here.

Good luck to everyone!

WOD 13.1 – TBA Check here at 8pm for a live demo of the WOD by two CrossFit Games Competitors. Also, tune in to FOX25 NEWS with Crystal Haynes tonight at 10pm and tomorrow am to see a story on the CrossFit Craze, featuring your very own CrossFit Southie BOX.

CrossFit Games Open 13.1

Proceed through the sequence below completing as many reps as possible in 17 minutes of:
40 Burpees
75 pound Snatch, 30 reps
30 Burpees
135 pound Snatch, 30 reps
20 Burpees
165 pound Snatch, 30 reps
10 burpees
210 pound Snatch, as many reps as possible

For a downloadable PDF of the workout, click here.