Shredder got re-shredded, nice to see the improvements on this one after only a week!
It’s almost time! The 2017 CrossFit Open (Feb 23-Mar 27) kicks off on Thursday, February 23rd with the announcement of Open Workout 17.1.
We’ll be doing the Open workouts together on Friday evenings in heats and each workout will be judged by a person who has completed the online judge’s course. Saturday and Sunday will also be options if you can’t make it on Friday evening or you’d like to redo a workout.
I love the Open! It’s a chance to test yourself and see people do things they never imagined possible. From the athlete trying to make it to Regionals to the athlete doing their very first pull-up or double under, it’s an amazing experience. By participating and contributing a score to the worldwide leaderboard you get to see how you stack up against yourself, a group of your friends, a group of your peers, your own gym, the city, the province, the country, the continent and the whole wide world! When are you ever going to be able to participate in a professional sport and share the same Leaderboard with names like Rich Froning and Camille Leblanc-Bazinet? How cool is that?
At the end of the day, the Open is all about participating and supporting each other in our efforts to get stronger and fitter. The social aspect of the Open is something I got to experience in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 and I’m now looking forward to sharing that experience with all of you in again in 2017. As always in CrossFit, it’s just so much more fun when we do this stuff together. The Open is a great time. It’s a party. It’s a chance for the community to come together and do what we love to do most – test our fitness and have fun!
CrossFit Islander will need judges to help during the Open workouts. If you’d like to do some judging, please let me know.
CrossFit HQ has released the 2017 judge’s course for $10 and I encourage everyone to do it. The course offers an introduction to the common skills and movements the CrossFit Judge will need to be aware of during workouts. Each module of the course includes a quiz and a final exam to test the skills of the aspiring judge. Even if you don’t do any judging, it’s a great course and it’ll teach you more about CrossFit movements and standards. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask! Thanks!
power snatch: build to a heavy triple (touch and go at the floor only)
3 rounds for time:
8 power snatches (65/95)
16 alternating backward lunges in place with barbell in the back rack (65/95)
24 push-ups off barbell