We are one month away from the Open!

The CrossFit Games Open is a 5 week event that anyone is welcome to participate in. From the top level Games athlete to the everyday gym go-er, we all wait every Thursday to see what the workout that week will be. Workouts are released Thursdays at 8pm and you until the following Monday at 8pm to submit a score. It all begins February 23.

We've participated in the Open in years past (this will be my 5th Open - probably 7th for Jared) and always had a blast doing the workouts. For some reason you just work harder for them, you care more because you are "competing" in a sense. And because they typically repeat past Open workouts every year, you get a chance to get a better score.

This year we are going to make it even more fun and hopefully to get a ton of participation - by holding an Intramural Open!

We will choose 4 random Team Captains. In about two weeks we will hold a "Draft" in which everyone registered for the Open will be randomly selected to be on teams.

Then your team comes up with a name, theme, t-shirt, or whatever other fun ideas you have!

Every Friday after the Open workout is announced we will program the workout for that day. Morning classes will remain the same, but our afternoon classes will be an open-gym style where you will arrive, sign up to complete the workout, be given a judge, and then perform the workout.

There will be a point system to keep it competitive between teams:

  • Teams will receive 1 point for every athlete that completes the workout for that week.
  • Teams will be given 3 points for every athlete that finishes in the top 3 men and top 3 women in the gym (this will include those who scale!)
  • Teams will be given 5 points for winning the "Spirit of the Open" award each week - those who demonstrate the most enthusiasm, teamwork, and sportsmanship.

After the 5 weeks conclude, we will plan a fun get-together at the gym to celebrate the winners!!

All you have to do is sign up! Go to games.crossfit.com to register, remember to choose CrossFit Thumbs Up as your gym!

I promise you that you will feel left out if you don't sign up! It's only $20!

Monday's Training:

For Time:

80 Double Unders

40 OH Squats (115/75)

80 DB Slams

40 OH Squats

80 Double Unders

Get Toned:

For Time:

100 Single Unders

40 DB Front Squats

80 DB Slams

40 DB Front Squats

100 Single Unders