Are you IN THE OPEN at Arena Ready?!
Starting on Saturday, October 12th - and for five consecutive Saturdays - our daily WOD will be the current week's CrossFit Games Worldwide Open workout (for those of you who have done The Open at AR previously you know the drill). On Saturday, October 12th we will do "Open Workout 20.1"... whatever that may be (we shall find out on Thursday, October 10th at 5pm, along with the rest of the world). Every Thursday at 5pm the Open workout will be released, and the following Saturday we will do the WOD as a gym during all Saturday morning classes.
Each Saturday class during this five-week time period will consist of multiple heats of the Open workout, and each athlete should expect to do the WOD during one of the heats and also judge a fellow athlete during another heat. You are, of course, welcome to stay for as long as you like to cheer on other athletes as they tackle the WOD, or continue to help with judging. These "Open Saturdays" are pretty energetic and are really fun days at the gym - and many AR members like to hang out for a few hours to watch, judge, and cheer for their friends. We will continue to ask you to sign-in for class, just like any other Saturday, to save your spot during that hour.
If you're not formally entered in The Open you can still do the workouts at AR, and you'll participate in heats just like those of us who are registered for the event. But if you plan on working out on Saturdays (or even on Sundays) during those five weeks anyway you may as well sign-up and officially participate in the fun!
It's fourteen days until the first workout ("20.1") is announced, and now is a great time to register for this awesome worldwide event which you'll be able to participate in with your fellow friends and members at Arena Ready. You can register for The Open through the CrossFit Games website here (registration cost is $20):
When registering yourself please be sure to select Arena Ready CrossFit as your affiliate so that your profile appears on our affiliate roster.
As always, please let us know if you have any questions.
A look back at Open 16.2 courtesy of our old friend, former AR member, and Moratorium violator, Brian Campbell
WOD For 09-26-19:
On a Running Clock…
A) At 0:00
800m Run (you pick the pace)
B) From 7:00 - 17:00
AMRAP 10 Minutes:
12 Deadlifts @ 185/135 lbs
21 Medicine Ball Sit-ups @ 20/14 lbs
12 Single Dumbbell Overhead Squats @ pick load (6 Right / 6 Left)
C) At 20:00
800m Run (you pick the pace)
*For the Single DB Overhead Squat pick a loading that you can do with good, safe technique and to full range of motion (or as close to it as possible with solid positions). Picking a weight that’s too heavy and doing the reps sloppily and/or with poor position is counter-productive — it takes a movement that is GREAT for fixing your patterns and turns it into a reinforcement of bad habits. Here’s a hint: if you have limited mobility and/or stability in your shoulders, thoracic, hips, or ankles (or all of the above) then it likely needs to be fairly light, regardless of how “strong” you are.