The Open is the first round of the Reebok CrossFit Games in which anyone in the world can throw their hat in the ring and compete. CrossFit HQ will post one workout per week for five weeks. Every Wednesday, from March 6 to April 3, an Open workout is released and each week on Thursdays, we will be completing the CrossFit Open WODs during class times with a partner (judge). We will also be hosting the Open WODs on either Saturday or Sunday mornings each week. This will be a more formal, competitive type atmosphere, with designated heat times that you’ll have to sign up for, but will be open to Southie and unaffiliated athletes only. Scores will be validated by those you work out along side of day in and day out, so it’s very unintimidating. We will be doing these workouts again in a years time so it is a great way to measure progress down the line and also to identify weaknesses. If you have any questions about the Opens, talk to your coaches.
Friendly Competition is the best part about CrossFit. It’s not about being the best, 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 I love CrossFit and the reason why I encourage each of you to take part, 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 Wednesdays. To add to that, the CrossFit Games were on ESPN2 the past two years and will most likely make a bigger splash this year. So if you ask me, why not take part and be able to say you took part in the first round when you are watching them with your friends? Click here to register and don’t forget to choose CrossFit Southie as your affiliate on the right side of the page!
5 Squat Snatches (115,80)
10 Toes to bar
15 Burpee lateral jumps
Level 2 (95,65)
Level 1 (65,35), 3 rounds, power snatch then overhead squat