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25 Jan 2019 - The 2019 CrossFit Open: What are the Post-WOD Feels?

Marco rocking the “Rich Froning Appreciation Day” Post-WOD Feels in last' year’s Open.

If you were to ask any CrossFit athlete what Post-WOD feels are, they might tell you that it’s exhaustion or elation. It’s the adrenaline rush and the Fran cough. It’s being laid out on the floor, rolling over to fist bump your training buddy, or it’s jumping up in the air to celebrate your achievement.

However, if you ask a CrossFit 1864 athlete what Post-WOD Feels are, they’ll tell you that it’s face paint on St. Patrick’s Day, a Smoothie Bar with the best Coffee Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie you’ve ever had, a Paper Airplane Competition, Rich Froning Appreciation Day, an International Picnic, and a Cornhole Tournament.

Say what?!

For our Open Team Competition, every week during the Open, one team will be given the responsibility of organising their very own Post-WOD Feels (PWF) to share with the other teams. With the PWF, you are limited only by your imagination. It can be an extra activity at the box while the heats are going on, a post-WOD meet up somewhere in the City, or some snacks to re-fuel the hungry troops served in between heats. We want to see what your team can put together to keep the buzz of that day's Open WOD going for as long as possible!

The winner of the Best Post-WOD Feels will be decided on Wednesday 20 March, by a vote and, if your team wins the best Post-WOD Feels, you score five valuable points!

Remind me again… what is the Open Team Competition?

Not sure what the CrossFit Open is, or what Team Competition we’re talking about? Check out our recent blog here for all the details.


A) Strength
Deadlift: 15 minutes to establish a heavy set of 3

B) Strength / Endurance
Deadlift ladder – At % of above 3 rep max:
Perform 10 reps at 75%
Perform 3 reps at 95%
Perform 15 reps at 70%
Perform 3 reps at 90%
Perform 20 reps at 65%
– Rest 2-3 minutes between sets –