The Open is Coming…


2018 CrossFit Open is Coming…
The 2018 CrossFit Open is just around the corner! How is your training coming along? The CrossFit Open is the first stage of the CrossFit Game season and involves CrossFitters from all over the world. Each year, hundreds of thousands of athletes of all different ability levels participate in the five-week online competition. The CrossFit Open is a great chance to not only test your fitness, but also experience the community that makes CrossFit Southie (and the CrossFit community beyond) so great. With different age groups, as well as Rx’d and Scaled divisions, this is simultaneously the fiercest and most inclusive competition out there. This is your chance to throw down against Rich Froning Jr.!

So, how does it work?

Each week starting on February 22nd, CrossFit HQ will release one workout. You will have five days to complete the workout and submit your scores online. There will be five workouts over the course of five weeks. If you submit your score online, you’ll be able to see where you stack up against people in the area, within the gym, in your same age bracket, or even against the CrossFit Games stars! We will be completing these workouts in class each week, so why not sign up!

Some of you might be thinking, “What’s the point? I don’t plan to make it to Regionals anyways!” That’s okay – most people who compete in the Open will not move on to the next round of competition. The Open is FUN! It’s designed to push yourself to your limit, to see how you improve from year to year, and find out where you need to improve. This can help you guide your training for the future. Additionally, if a wheelhouse workout comes up and you crush it, your score could contribute to the CFS Team scores and help us send a team to Regionals!

Last year, the Top 15 teams in the Northeast qualified for Regionals. CrossFit Southie finished in 16th place in the Region, just one point behind the 15th place team… SO close! This year, CFHQ will invite the Top 20 teams from the Northeast to Regionals, and we hope to send a squad from CrossFit Southie to represent!

In the coming weeks we will be retesting old CrossFit Open workouts to help you prepare for the 2018 Open. Some days, we will even partner up and judge each other to get familiar with the process. Come on in, work hard, and get ready to crush in February!

18.1 – Feb 22-26
18.2 – March 1-5
18.3 – March 8-12
18.4 – March 15-19
18.4 – March 22-26

Registration for the 2018 Open begins on January 11th. We’ll post more details about sign ups and how to join the CFS Team as the Open gets closer. Keep up the hard work!

1. Row 250/200m
2. Accumulate 30 Hold w/ Chin Over Bar

L1- 30 Second Hold from Pull Up Bar (Straight Arms) or Bottom of Ring Row

5 Bench/Floor Press (135/95)
5 Strict Pull ups
5 Ring Dips
5 Bent Over Rows

ADV (155/105) or heavier; L-Pull Ups
L2 (95/65)
L1 (65/35)

WOD – 25 minute Cap
2015 Masters Qualifier 3
2 rounds for time of:
1,000-meter row
50 thrusters (65,45)
30 chest-to- bar pull-ups

Level 2 (45,35), Chin over bar
Level 1 (35,15) Chin over Bar; 750m Row

Extra Work
10-8- 6-4- 2
Back Squat 1.5 x BW
Bench Press BW


  • Thomas Patterson Jr

    01/10/2018 @ 5:35 pm

    WOD (DNF) 1+ 51

  • Joel Carpenter

    01/10/2018 @ 2:06 am

    23:46 (45#, regular pull-ups)

  • Trevor

    01/10/2018 @ 1:36 am

    20:46 Rx

  • Brian Campbell

    01/09/2018 @ 5:09 pm

    Wod: 17:24 Rx
    Extra: Done with 265 Squats and 135 Strict Presses

  • Sean Flannery

    01/09/2018 @ 4:24 pm

    WOD: 22:10 Rx
    Extra: 13:32 (w/265 bs, 175 bp).

  • Ben

    01/09/2018 @ 2:37 pm

    WOD: 18:53 Rx
    Extra (Snatch / Dubs EMOM from Saturday): 95 – 135# / heavy rope dubs

  • Crowley

    01/09/2018 @ 2:02 pm

    22:54 rx

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