19 Jan 2019 - It's that time of year... the Open is Coming!

This is Coach Phil’s “Excited for the Open” Face!

Awwwwww yeahhhhhh it’s time to get psyched for the 2019 CrossFit Open!

The five weeks of the CrossFit Open is the most exciting time in the CrossFit calendar… the anticipation before the workout is announced, the camaraderie and suport from your fellow athletes, the challenge of each workout, the buzz you feel once you finish, the PBs hit, the milestones achieved and, we can’t forget to mention the Team competition we host (more on that soon!)

For a more detailed description of what the Open is, check out this video from last year:

As the video mentions, there is an Rx and a Scaled division, so whether you've been CrossFitting for over a year or just over a week, there's no reason why you can't take part!

We will be taking on the Open every Saturday from 23 February – 23 March.

Sign up for the Open here and don’t forget to list CrossFit 1864 as your affiliate!

HOW WE'RE DOING THE OPEN AT CROSSFIT 1864

On 2 February, all of our members registered for the Open will be divided up in to teams, led by one of the coaches and a co-captain. From 2 February, led by your coach and their co-captain, your team will come up with a team name, build up your team bants, fire shots at the other teams and also have a chance to recruit athletes to your team that have not yet registered for the Open!

The Leaderboard

To win the CrossFit 1864 Open, your team must have the most points at the end of the five weeks. Here's how teams can earn points:

  • Participation (1 point per person for each athlete that completes the WOD)

  • Top 3 Scaled Male / Female Athletes (scored 3 points for 1st place, 2 for 2nd place, 1 for 3rd place)

  • Top 3 Rx Male / Female Athletes (scored 3 points for 1st place, 2 for 2nd place, 1 for 3rd place)

  • Best Team Spirit (10 points for the winning team at the end of each week)

  • PBs or Milestones (2 points for each athlete that hits a PB or completes a movement for the first time)

  • Best Post-WOD Feels (5 points awarded at the end of the Open)

We will be posting more information about the Open and our team competition over the coming weeks, but in the meantime...

MAKE SURE YOU GET SIGNED UP!


WORKOUT OF THE DAY

CrossFit

A) Conditioning

In Teams of 3 - 25 minute AMRAP:

3 Rounds:
30 Handstand Push-ups
15 Bar Muscle-ups

Directly Into...

30 Power clean & Push jerk (42.5/30 kg)
30 Power clean & Push jerk (50/35 kg)
30 Power clean & Push jerk (60/40 kg)
30 Power clean & Push jerk (70/45 kg)
30 Power clean & Push jerk (80/55 kg)
30 Power clean & Push jerk (90/60 kg)

Competition Class

A) Gymnastics Skills

A1) 10-15 minutes on handstand walking, then 3-5 attempts at max distance walk

A2) 10-15 minutes on bar muscle-up technique

B) Conditioning

In Teams of 3 - 25 minute AMRAP
3 Rounds:
60 Handstand Push-ups
20 Bar Muscle-ups

Directly Into...

30 Power clean & Push jerk (50/35 kg)
30 Power clean & Push jerk (60/40 kg)
30 Power clean & Push jerk (70/45 kg)
30 Power clean & Push jerk (80/55 kg)
30 Power clean & Push jerk (90/60 kg)
30 Power clean & Push jerk (100/70 kg)