Registration for the 2017 CrossFit Games Worldwide Open is officially live!  You'll hear much more about the Open in the coming weeks, as it's a always a big event at Arena Ready every year.  As with prior years there will be scaled versions of the workouts allowing the hundreds of thousands of CrossFitters who participate worldwide to join in on the largest fitness event around.  It's great fun and one of the most energizing times of the year at the gym.

Check out this video "What's Your Why?" featuring folks from all walks of life talking about why they enjoy competing in the Open, and what their goals are for this year's event.  Love the cameo by our old friend and O.G. CrossFitter, Tamara Holmes, at the end (she's the awesome firefighter).    

WOD for 01-14-17:

In Teams of THREE Athletes, On a Running Clock...

A) From 0:00 - 18:00

AMRAP 18 Minutes:

9 Power Snatches @ 115/80 lbs

12 Overhead Squats

15 Lateral Bar Burpees

(400m Run)


Athletes A & B complete the triplet with only one person working at a time (reps do not have to be split evenly) while Athlete C runs 400m.  One athlete must always be running and must always switch after 400m.  The team's score is rounds + reps completed of the triplet.


B) From 18:00 - 21:00

Rest 3 Minutes


B) From 21:00 - 33:00

Back Squat:

12 Minutes to Establish a 2, 4, and 6-Rep Back Squat 


Each athlete establishes EITHER the team's 2, 4, or 6-rep back squat - and the team's score is the sum of the successful sets completed.  For example:

Athlete A successfully completes a 2-rep back squat of 200 lbs.

Athlete B successfully completes a 4-rep back squat of 185 lbs.

Athlete C successfully completes a 6-rep back squat of 150 lbs.

The Team's score is 535 lbs (200 + 185 + 150 lbs)

In other words, the team must choose who is assigned to which rep scheme (2, 4, or 6 reps), and must load the bar accordingly for warm-up sets and attempts (the team shares one squat rack and one barbell).  Be smart and choose wisely.