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Attempt PRs with warm-up, ramp-up, and rest between efforts:

1RM overhead squat
1,000 Meter row
Ring dips

Post loads, times and reps to comments and BTW.

Patrick and Josh at the In House Competition, under Angela’s watchful judging eyes.

 – Quote from a post on the CrossFit Games site

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming.”

We hope you’ll join us in the arena.  Let the games begin…

What are the CrossFit Games?
The 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games are the ultimate test of fitness. The Games are a grueling multi-day, multi-event competition to determine the Fittest on Earth. This year, they take place July 25-27th at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA.

Fitness means being ready for the unknown and unknowable, so the workouts change every year and are not announced until just before the events start.

The CrossFit Games Open Qualifiers is a five week, worldwide competition in the sport of fitness. The Open is the first step in the CrossFit Games season and takes place from February 27 until March 31. There is one workout per week for five weeks, and athletes compete to qualify for the CrossFit Games.

There are four categories of competition happening simultaneously: Men, Women, Teams, and Masters. The team competition is not separate; all team members are already competing as individuals. The Masters category has eight separate competitions (four age groups each for men and women).

Some common questions:

How do I sign-up?
1. Go to games site –
2. Click Register

3. Register as an athlete, a mere $20
4. Join the CrossFit Verve Affiliate
5. Request to join the CROSSFIT VERVE Team

If this option is not available to you, CF is working on fixing the glitch and promises to have it fixed before it counts.

When will the workouts be held?
All day Friday as the workout of the day and select weekend time slots (see schedule on MBO). 

I am competing next week, what do I do?
Take the day before as a rest day, eat real food, sleep eight hours, drink lots of water and make sure to warm-up before the WOD.  You can take the WOD for a test run on Friday and a re-do on Saturday.  Don’t over do it, you still have 4 more weeks of unknown workouts to be ready for. Post questions to comments.

How is the team score calculated?
The team score will be calculated by combining the results of its top three men and top three women each week (excluding individually qualified athletes, and comparing that to all the other teams. See “Complete Rules for Team Competition.” 

I don’t want to compete, how can I follow the excitement?
Register as a fan, it’s fun and free. As a fan you can track your favorite athletes and their progress throughout the Open. You can judge athlete’s videos. Give them a “thumbs up” for a job well done and a “thumbs down” for a dubious performance.  You can also interact with the entire CrossFit community by exchanging comments on athletes, articles, videos and photo galleries.


  1. Leslie :

    For all those on the fence- just do it! I was too intimidated in 2011 to even try and watched from the sidelines but the last 2 years I have participated and did my 1st 20 inch box jump, my 1st 75lb snatch and 1st chest to bar pull up- (only 1) all during the open. I just wanted to submit a legitimate score for all of the work outs. Even if it was only a 4! Which was awesome because it was 3 65lb thrusters + 1 C2B pull up. Go for it. It will test yourself and give you adrenaline like no other rush and it is so much fun. This is why you crossfit- to try new things and experience a zone of discomfort in which you surprise yourself.

    And an added bonus is that we have people in our gym that are gunning for regionals and the games. I went to the regionals in 2011 and the games in 2013 (as a spectator). Cheering on the awesome Verver’s at any competition is so much fun and I urge you all to support everyone. Most Verve athletes are not willing to toot their own horn- but we have some amazing people that are capable of challenging the best of the best competing in Crossfit today. We are so lucky and I urge everyone to jump on board and become a fan.

    If not? Why not?

  2. James (O.G.) :

    It appears from this WOD that you hate me and I just have to ask why? Is it the incessant yapping during classes? The way I ridicule ke$ha in front of Courtney? The loooooong boooooooring comments on the blog? Is it because I ‘m so much better looking than Clancy and my abs are so much better defined than Zink’s? What is it? I have to know if only so that I can fix it and you will never again make me try for a 1000meter PR the day after Murph.

  3. James (O.G.) :

    Also, I believe that’s Teddy Roosevelt’s speech there, although I’m sure Crossfit invented that the same way it “invented” interval training…..

  4. Jim D. :

    James, you are right that is a Quote from TR. Where have you been, doing Murph would have been so much more fun if you had been in the 11:30 class.

  5. Mike C :

    Can’t hide from 1k’s OG!….that being said I’m doing comp crew tonight

  6. Mike C :

    Sheps I filled my goals out for the year. What’s your email address?

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