02/22/17: The 2017 CrossFit Open

The first workout of the 2017 CrossFit Open is announced on Thursday 02/23 @ 8pm. Quick recap on what the “CrossFit Open” is.  It is an online competition where you complete five workouts over the course of five weeks, have your performance judged, submit scores online, and see how you compare to over 100,000 CrossFitters all across the world.  We encourage as many of you as possible to sign up for the open to challenge yourself, set a goal for yourself, and give your fitness a benchmark so you can become fitter over the next year.  There is no failing in the open.  There is both an RX and Scaled division along with age classes starting @ 35.  We host the workouts on Saturday mornings starting @ 9am.  The Saturday 7am/8am workouts will be some variation of the Open workout, but will not be judged.  If you have never done the Open or been to 908 on a Saturday during the Open, we highly suggest you come see what it is all about.  It is an amazing environment filled with energy, encouragement, and camaraderie.  You will experience the truly amazing positive power of our outstanding community.  I promise you that you will be proud of yourself for taking on the Open.  We hope you sign up today and register under CrossFit 908 for both your affiliate and team.  Sign up here. Thanks!

Thursday night’s specialty course will be on the overhead squat.  We will start with an extensive mobility warm up, and then focus on proper positioning throughout the squat.

Today’s Workout:

  • EMOM15 – 1 Power Clean – Start @ 75% of your 1 rep max. Add weight as possible.
  • Conditioning – For Time – “The Great Gaspy” – Last Done 07/01/16
    • 75 Thrusters (Sx = 65#/45# – Rx = 95#/65# – CRx = 115#/75#)
  • Rest 5 min
  • Finisher – Run 1 mile – If dark outside run 5 x 300m
Team of 3 synchro burpees – Awesomely terrible!

2 thoughts on “02/22/17: The 2017 CrossFit Open”

    Let’s make a roar peeps! Scared of failure? I doubt it…just look around you as you grind through 75 thrusters and take pride in everyone that is willing to suffer along side of you…first or last, RX-SX-CRX-XXX whatever…we are all pushing our boundaries.

    “I would rather participate and place last than avoid competing in the first place. Failure should not scare you, but never trying should.” – Zach Even-Esh

    “You just have your body, your mind, and this one simple tool to express your will and measure your success.” – Greg Everett