THE 2017 CROSSFIT OPEN has come to an end. Affiliates have until Wednesday to validate scores so we won’t see the final results until Thursday or Friday. However things turn out on the grand scale of the Open we are proud of everyone who participated from our gym. It takes courage to voluntarily stand before your peers and be judged while trying to put in the performance of your life. Speaking of being judged, thank you to those who helped out with the judging! You were all a tremendous help and you made my job easier. For that I thank you!
So many of you have improved in the last year or in the last few months. Your improvement may seem to go unnoticed, but it is not lost on anyone. Improvements do stand out more during the heat of competition. Sometimes the heat of competition inspires individuals to rise to the occasion. We saw that in the gym several times. Andrew competed in the Open with less than a year of training to include having to do one of the events while on vacation in Great Britain. Ashley did 4 of the 5 events in the RX Division while last year doing the Open workouts Scaled. Juana did all the workouts in the RX Division and hit personal records five times while doing so. Ben put on a virtual Thruster and Double Under clinic during 17.5. And finally, once again, Lisa will be moving onto the Master Qualifier! Final validation is not set yet, but as of right now Lisa is 2nd in New York, 4th in the Northeast Region and 47th in the World for Masters Women (50-54).
Regardless of the outcome we enjoyed watching each of you compete and learn. The Open shines a spotlight on what each of us needs to work on. In past years we have observed how competing in the Open elevates the individual athlete’s game. This year will be no exception. We are looking forward to seeing the effect the Open had on your future performances.
Workout of the Day
6X3 Deadlift OTM for 6 minutes @ 60% 1RM
12 minute AMRAP:
8 power snatch 95/65#
3 X 10 (on each side) kneeling lateral med-ball throw
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