Mar 30, 2017

And just like that, the Open is closed.

The 2017 CrossFit Open is finished. In a unanimous sigh of relief; we are no longer at the mercy of Dave Castro. IMO, I thought 17.5 was the worst one. So bad that I think Dave’s brother, Ronnie, sums up all of our feelings in this video. Thrusters and double unders are the stuff of nightmares, man. Programming 10 rounds of 9 thrusters (that’s ninety...…

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Mar 22, 2017

Deja Vu

If you participated in The Open last year, you know that 17.4 was also 16.4. I think Becky summed up everyone’s feelings pretty nicely with, “I didn’t want to do this workout last year...and I still don’t want to do it this year.” Well, everyone except Becca Harris, who had been itching for some heavy deadlifts since 17.1. As all of you know, this...…

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Mar 15, 2017

17.3: Heavy stuff, man.

“Everyone struggles with snatches, right? And chest-to-bar pull ups? Cool, yes, let’s put those in the Open and then add a ton of weight to the snatches and make them do both really quickly. It’ll be horrible.” - Dave Castro, probably The Open has this cute way of humbling you. Think you’ve got a full snatch? Try doing 15 of them at your max we...…

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Mar 08, 2017

Why do you guys keep yelling at me about Open Gym?

The CrossFit Open is this special time when Dave Castro and the broheads at CrossFit HQ get together and come up with workouts that highlight our weaknesses with neon permanent markers, forcing us to get out of our comfort zones and push our limits. Those jerks!   So, we decided to re-establish Open Gym as an opportunity for all of us to come together and w...…

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Mar 08, 2017

17.2: Will we ever walk comfortably again?

Hopefully everyone has had a chance to stretch their hammies and glutes and also ice their hands and pride after 17.2. I am so proud of all of you for lunging and cleaning your way through that workout and entertaining Dave Castro with his dumbbell madness. He’s the worst, y’all are the best. The highlights! Luke Voss went into 17.2 with 0 unassis...…

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Feb 28, 2017

17.1 In the Books!

Hey guys, remember that one time we did a million snatches and a bunch of burpee box jump overs and then our backs caught on fire but we all just nervously laughed about it in anticipation?? Great job to everyone who gave 17.1 a shot! Friday Night Lights was AWESOME and we want to give a big thank you to all the last minute judges who jumped in! Here...…

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Feb 21, 2017

2017 Open Logistics

Again, said best by Allman and updated for THIS Friday. ______________________________________________________ Ok, you're in for the Open and your ready to be the fittest man or woman on Earth (or in your household). Here is all you need to know about the 2017 Open. (more…)...…

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Feb 21, 2017

2017 CrossFit Games Open: What and Why

PSA: Chris Allman might have moved to Waco, but his voice still reigns at Renew. Specifically in this blog post. This is technically from last year, but we thought it captured the rhyme and reason for The Open. We will let him explain things. Take it away, Chris.  *dates and information have been edited and are current* _________________________________...…

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Feb 17, 2017

If you’re not #InTheOpen, then what are you even doing?

In less than a week, 17.1 will be announced. Which, for those of you who don’t know, this highly complex numerical structure is how the Reebok CrossFit Executives Elite organize The Open every year -- it’s the year plus which workout is being completed. So, “17.1” is the first workout of the 2017 Open. Advanced Calculus is now adjourned. ANYWAY, ...…

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Feb 10, 2017

What the Squat?

And today in shocking news: CrossFitters love to squat. They love talking about squats, showing off squat form in public, and incorporating all the squats in as many workouts as possible. What types of squats, you ask? To quote the great Bubba Gump: there’s air squats, back squats, overhead squats, front squats, goblet squats, box squats, squats you d...…

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