Tuesday 170131

Back Squat
1 x 8 @ 65%
1 x 8 @ 70%
1 x 6 @ 80%
1 x 6 @ 85%

Front Squats
1 x 5 @ 70%
1 x 5 @ 75%
1 x 5 @ 80%
1 x 5 @ 85%

Post weights to BTWB


Pete is getting ready for the Superbowl!


We are continuing with our back squat and shoulder press program for the next few weeks.  With the 2017 CrossFit Open starting in the next month, we will continue for at least the next 2 weeks possibly 3 weeks and hopefully we’ll have an opportunity to retest our squats and shoulder press before we switch over to following CrossFit.com programming.

The Open presents some great workouts and the atmosphere that we have seen at the gym reaches levels that are hard to duplicate.  Whether it’s the classes being bigger, the way we run heats, and the people that come and watch the night classes to cheer on their fellow Verve members, the place is very electric during the 5 weeks of the Open.

As you experienced yesterday, we redid an Open workout from a couple years ago and you can see that these workouts are grueling but extremely fun.  You will start to see a few more Open workouts from years past programmed so those of you that have done the workouts in the past and compare how you did and those of us that haven’t done the Open workouts can get a feel for the type of workouts that are normally programmed so we have an idea of what to expect and how the workouts feel.  

Let’s not kid ourselves, the workouts in the Open are well programmed and really good tests of overall fitness, but doing them in class like yesterday and in the days coming with the intensity that you put forth during the 5 weeks of the actual Open is really hard to duplicate unless you approach them with the mind state that this one counts and you want to see how well you’ve done versus the times you’ve done them before. If you’ve never done an Open workout before, you can compare your results to your fellow Verve athletes and friends that you typically compare yourself to and use that as motivation leading into this years Open.  Remember we have our first ever in house team competition around the Open this year so once you sign up to participate make sure and add your name to one of the team clipboards that are on the front desk.  

The Open is a very unique time of year in your training, but remember overall it’s just another workout and trust me when I say that the atmosphere is something to experience so if you’re interested, get signed up and experience it for yourselves.  The link to register for this years Open is HERE.  

Also the Patriots are playing this Sunday in a very important game.  If anyone wants to show their support, just ask me for some Patriots gear to wear and I’ll happily let you borrow some.  Key word being borrow.  


  1. Dangoia :

    GO PATS!!!! (but I also like the Broncos too)

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