The 2017 CrossFit Games Open has come to an end. It has been quite the honor to manage our affiliates Open for 5 years in a row now. However, this year was, without a doubt, the most fun I have experienced, and I can confidently say our gym as a whole experienced, too. The support, encouragement, and camaraderie that enveloped our competitors was exactly what we were hoping for. The atmosphere every Saturday morning for the past five weeks was awesome, and it helped tremendously in your performances – and we saw some incredible performances. The number of participants we had was pretty spectacular as well – 100 in total, more than any gym in Nashville! Also, thanks for all the help in setting up, tearing down equipment, and judging, which is not an easy task when you have close to 100 competitors doing the workout every Saturday morning.
The Open is good for many of the reasons listed above, but it’s also good for exposing your weaknesses in this sport. Despite that, you have to remember to enjoy the process of the struggle to get better. If you don’t enjoy those challenges, you’re not gonna last. If you leave the gym more stressed than when you came, something needs to change.
Here’s to having FUN training for the 2018 season!
Workout of the Day
Shoulder Press 2-2-2-2-2
Every 2 minutes, for 10 minutes (5 sets): 2 reps
Starting moderately heavy, increase the load each set
Shoulder Press Biathlon
Last done: 7/6/16
25 Presses (95 / 65)
25 Presses ( 75 / 55)
25 Presses (55 / 45)
Every time you break, run 200m
The bar is either on your shoulders in the jerk rack, overhead, or on the ground while you’re running… no resting with the bar in the hang position or anywhere else.
Rx+ 115 – 105 – 95 / 75 – 65 – 55