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With a 2 min clock:
Row 250 meters
With remaining time as many air squats as possible
Rest 2 minutes and repeat 5 times total.

Post reps to BTWB.

Jay and Phil talking strategy and mens grooming tips

Jay and Phil talking strategy and mens grooming tips


We are 4 weeks away from the start of the 2015 CrossFit Games!!!

That’s right folks, on Thursday February 26th the test to find the fittest man, woman, and team in the world begins with the first Open workout. Many of you have already signed up, some of you may still be pondering it, and there are some who may not even fully understand what all the hype is about. The Open is the first step in several to give every person in the world the opportunity to see where their level of fitness stands. Over the course of 5 weeks a new workout will be announced each week. That workout will be performed by hundreds of thousands of people, again, all over the world, and their scores will be posted creating a worldwide leaderboard. Not to be too overwhelming the Open is also broken down into regions, allowing individuals to compare themselves on a less global, more local scale. CrossFit Verve exists in the Southwest region along with Utah, Nevada, Nebraska, and a few other states. I know thus far this seems like a lot, especially for some one who may be newer to CrossFit, however, the Open exists for EVERYONE to participate in. It is literally open to anyone and everyone, young and old, newbie and veteran. This year is the first year the Open will have a scaled division, creating even more opportunity for people to fully participate. Please take a few minutes to check out the CrossFit Games website (click here), it can answer a lot of questions, and while you are there spend $20 to sign up. Be sure to choose CrossFit verve as both your affiliate and team.

Here are a few keys things to know about the Open specifically at CrossFit Verve:

– We will be posting the Open workout on Friday’s as the WOD. 

– If you are signed up for the Open and intend to post a score you will need to attend one of Friday’s classes (this will not include Friday open gym times). We will offer a back-up day to do the workout on Saturday from 1:30pm-2:30pm. We will offer yet a third opportunity the following Monday during open gym from 1:30pm-3pm. We WILL NOT validate any score for the workout done outside one of these three opportunities. If you choose to do the workout at a different time, it will then be your job to video tape it and submit the video tape for validation. 

We are asking anyone who has signed up for the Open to also sign up for the judge’s course. The cost of the course is $10 and takes several hours to finish. We will be judging each other on the workouts, this provides us the opportunity to fully understand the movement standards and what counts as a rep vs. a no rep. The better informed we all are, the easier the process on Friday when we perform the workouts in front of our peers. Plus, if you are signed up that means at some point you will need to someone to score your workout. . . be prepared to return the favor. It does’t work if everyone is the athlete and no one the judge. Click here to sign up for the course, print out your completion certificate when you are done, and drop it off at Verve. 

If you have any questions please let us know. If you have any awesome Open stories, please share. It’s time to get pumped up!!

**Don’t forget to sing up for the Body Fat Test when it makes it’s return to Verve next month.

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