Wednesday - 2/21/18

The 2018 CrossFit Open is starting on February 22 (yes that's coming up quick)! For those who have been with us for a year or more you are probably very aware of what the Open is - it's the most wonderful time of the year. In a nut shell the Open is an online competition that CrossFit community, worldwide, participates in once a year. Overall the competition is 5 weeks with 1 workout being announced each week (Thursday nights at 8:00pm). For the big dogs the Open is the first step towards qualifying for the CrossFit Games...for the rest of us mortals that actually feel lactic acid and pain it's a chance to see where we stack up.

The workouts themselves are no different then anything else we do during a normal week...the only difference is a little bit more accountability, and whatever curve ball Dave Castro comes up with. The primary difference is that during the Open everyone gets a Judge to count their reps and make sure the movement standards are being met. 

This year we're going to be treating the Open similar to how we did last year...with our Strongtown Open. The gym will be divided into 4 teams during the announcement of 18.1. Each team will be scored based on participation in each workout. 

How it works - everyone who signs up through the games.crossfit.com will be entered into an overall pool of people. During the announcement of 18.1 teams will be divided up. During the course of the Open each team will be scored based on the following system:

  • 1 Point for every person who completes the workout (division / rx / scaled does not matter)
  • 1 Point for every person who logs their score through games.crossfit.com 
  • 1 Points for judging a workout (3 point max per week).
  • 3 Points if 50% of the Team completes the workout 
  • 5 Points if 90% of the Team completes the workout
  • 8 Points if 100% of the Team completes the workout

In addition to the points above teams will also be able to earn extra points with:

  • Guess the Open Pool: this is both a game of chance and skill...see below for more details
  • Weekly Challenges: Each week there will be a weekly challenge for all the Teams to complete, if your team completes the challenge they will be awarded the points and the points will vary based on the challenge.

The purpose of this challenge is to have fun as a gym - it's about participation and I truly believe that whether you're a Veteran CrossFitter or just starting to learn the ropes that you can do the Open. 

In addition to the points above teams will also be able to earn extra points with:

  • Guess the Open Pool: this is both a game of chance and skill...we are going digital for 2018, all entires should be submitted through the form button below. 
  • Weekly Challenges: Each week there will be a weekly challenge for all the Teams to complete, if your team completes the challenge they will be awarded the points and the points will vary based on the challenge.

The purpose of this challenge is to have fun as a gym - it's about participation and I truly believe that whether you're a Veteran CrossFitter or just starting to learn the ropes that you can do the Open. 

WORKOUT OF THE DAY

Skill Work

  • Muscle-Ups

15-12-9

  • Barbell Lunges (135/95 lbs)
  • Chest to Bar Pull-ups
    • Rx1 = Pull-ups
    • Rx3 = Bar Muscle-ups
 The 6am class staying together through their burpees.

The 6am class staying together through their burpees.

 The 9am class starting their 6 Minute AMRAP.

The 9am class starting their 6 Minute AMRAP.

 Raff enjoying some pausing front squats and sunshine.

Raff enjoying some pausing front squats and sunshine.

 2/20/18

2/20/18