A look back at Open 16.5 at Arena Ready

Hey look, you’re going to do this cool WOD on Saturday. Because you like working out on Saturdays at AR… it’s fun, the energy is high, the place is bustling, people are happy & socializing, you get to see your gym buddies that you may not see during the work week, and the workouts are usually pretty tough (which you love).

Guess what, Saturday exerciser? For 5 consecutive Saturday’s starting on Oct 12th there’s a cool little worldwide fitness event that lots of your AR homies will be participating in because, well… it’s fun, the energy is high, the place is bustling, people are happy & socializing, you get to see your gym buddies that you may not see during the work week, and the workouts are usually pretty tough (which you love).

You get my point.

Don’t be that person who works out on Saturdays at AR anyway but is not entered in the Open — trust me when I say that the handful of people that do that end up wishing they had just signed up to officially participate in the first place. And yes, you can do the Open workout on Sunday at Open Gym if you can’t make it on Saturday — and if you’re traveling for any of the weeks then one of the many (fourteen thousand now?) CrossFit affiliates around the world who are also doing the Open will surely be near your stay and can host you for that week’s Open workout.

Register this weekend and maybe I won’t torture all of you again with another week of Karen variations, pull-up volume builds, and/or burpee trick-or-treats. It’s from a place of love, people.

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Speaking of a place of love — Sparkle’s CrossFit El Dorado Hills family will be doing their memorial WOD in her honor on Saturday, so we will be joining them by running a (slightly modified) version of the same workout at our gym in remembrance of Lindsay. We will also be programming our own iteration of a workout in Sparkle’s name at the conclusion of the Open — which, by the way, was one of her favorite times of the year (as evidenced in the above photo taken during the Spring of 2018).

#SparkleOn

WOD For 10-05-19:

With a Partner Against a 24-Minute Clock:

BUY-IN: 1981m Row OR SkiErg

Then AMRAP of…

38 Thrusters @ 95/65 lbs

38 Sumo Deadlift High Pulls

38 Push Jerks

38 Overhead Squats

38 Front Squats

***During the barbell movements both partners MUST complete 4 burpees at the top of every minute

***One person working at a time on the barbell movements & the row, switch whenever you like.

From Jon:

“The 38 reps was Lindsay’s age, the movements were taken from the ‘Air Force WOD’ [Rob’s note: a workout that Lindsay had a long history with over the years], and 1981 is the year of her birth.”