The CrossFit Games Open is the largest fitness competition on Earth and an exciting showcase of the CrossFit community. Here, athletes like you, from all around the world, show up and push themselves further than they ever thought possible over a five-week period. Challenges, PRs, and the unknown await. The CrossFit Open is for anyoneevery level of CrossFit athlete, working parents, teenagers, retirees, all the way up to athletes aiming for the Games. Every person who participates makes the competition that much more fun and exciting, no matter their skill level.
- The CrossFit Open Begins October 10th
- 5 weeks - Every Friday we will complete the WODs in Friday class, AND at an event which we call Friday Night Lights.
- Friday Night Lights - we encourage as many athletes to come at this time to do the WOD - heats are arranged, we compete, we cheer on others, we hang out....
- Can't come on Friday, you can make it up on Sunday at Open Gym, or email for special arrangements.
- To register, it's $20 with CrossFit, not 802... You can sort the leaderboard here and track your progress over the years. NO, you don't have to sign-up to participate at 802, it's just a little more fun if you do! Those that sign-up get a score keeper, a score sheet, results logged to track progress, and a little more stake in the game. That stake in the game is often what pushes people to achieve more than they thought they were able. We've been doing this for 6 years....Trust us, it's worth it to sign-up!
We will be throwing some weight around on Monday with some heavy cleans. New to CF or need to work on technique, you will be working a 3 RM instead.
Eliminate a Bad Clean Habit: Rushing Off the Ground
The start position for the clean requires high mobility in the hips and ankles. To achieve the correct starting position, you need:
- Lats engaged.
- A tight core.
- Eyes straight ahead.
- Shoelaces covered by the bar this is a good relationship between the bar and the body for the initial lift-off.
Once this list has been checked off, the key is to start slow and be patient during the first pull. Then, as the bar reaches the middle of the thighs, accelerate and be explosive. This is much more efficient than starting off the ground fast and sloppy, which will set you up for a sloppy lift. While speedis important, it doesnt happen until the knees.Consider the portion of the pull that goes from the floor to your knees as your chance to really build tension. When you hit your knees, you explode upward. Avoid yanking the bar off the ground it should be smooth and fluid.www.wodlife.com