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CF Open Begins Tomorrow

Tomorrow is the beginning of the 2013 CrossFit Games season with the start of the Open, running from March 6 through April 7. For five weeks, for five workouts, any and every athlete in the world has the opportunity to participate in an event that is the precursor to Regionals and then the CrossFit Games where the best of the best will throw down on the big stage that you’ve seen on ESPN.

Reintroducing the idea of physical competition to someone often evokes myriad responses and emotions they probably haven’t felt for awhile. We keep encouraging though, because we know the thrill that waits on the other side of diving into the Open.

Here are four reasons I encourage you to do the same:

1. Yes, You Are Good Enough.

Even if you cannot do the exact prescribed weight of any or most of the Open workouts, you will most likely surprise yourself with what you are able to pull off. The Open is about calling on the best in yourself no matter your current level. Most likely you are physically stronger than your mind lets you believe.

2. It Gets You Competing Again.

There is something about putting yourself on the line that sparks inspiration. I remember feeling so nervous and unsure before my first heat of the 2012 Open – asking myself, “What the hell am I thinking doing this?” I was confused by how fearful I felt because as an adult we shouldn’t be that terrified, right? Doesn’t this mean it’s time to bail? We didn’t grow up so we could fail at things, but what I eventually realized is that we did feel this nervous as kids before competition, we just didn’t recognize that the stakes were so high. Get in the game. It’s worth it.

3. It Gives You an Appreciation the Best of the Best.

During the Open workouts, you get a rare opportunity to do the same exact workouts during the same week as the best CrossFitters in the world. If you are a fan of the top CrossFit athletes, it’s exciting to match your stats to theirs – until the stats start rolling in. It’s one thing to be stoked you finally hit fifty double unders in a row and quite another to find out that not only can the top athletes do way more, they have figured out ways to do it faster and more efficiently.

4. It’s Fun.

No, really, it is. At our gym, we dedicate every Saturday afternoon to the Open workouts for all registered members. We assign heats, we print score sheets, we assign counters – we make it a big deal. But we also keep it fun.  It immediately bounds us because it feels like we’re going to battle together in a light hearted way. We’re all nervous, but when we put our hands in the circle and yell at the top of our lungs, it is our buy-in to the team. It roots us deeper into our community. I know they’re willing to give it their all and possibly fail or possibly triumph and man, if they are, so am I.

More often than not, you’ll surprise yourself. And there’s no time like the present to find out. There is still time to register for the Open here.

Wednesday’s Workout

A. Max Height Box Jump 5×5

B. Testing: Max Broad Jump

C. Teams of 2 –
2000m Row
100 burpees

Thursday’s Workout

A. Weighted Pushup 6 x 2

B.  For Time-
Run 400
21 DB thrusters  (95/65)
300m
15 DB thruster  (95/65)
200m
9 DB thruster (95/65)

CrossFit Open begins March 6th

In two weeks, one of the most exciting and fun periods in the CrossFit year begins… the CrossFit Games OPEN. Why is it so exciting and fun you may ask? Well, it’s the one time in which ANY CrossFitter, regardless of level or ability to qualify a regional competition, has an opportunity to compete – just for the heck of it. Last year over 60,000 people took part (I wouldn’t be surprised if that doubled)… and got a chance to see themselves ranked on a world-wide scoreboard. Why is this good or a big deal?? It’s TOTALLY unique in the fitness and sport world – and it gives you a chance to be the person on the playing field, not sitting on the sidelines, watching. Putting yourself out there, slightly at risk, is a great way to feel alive, to test your skills and your fitness, and to see just how you stack up to the rest of the world.
Here’s how it will work:Starting on March 6th, CrossFit will announce a new workout every week for 5 weeks. That will become our Competition WOD for Thursdays. Additionally, on Saturday afternoons each week during open gym, we’llget together to whoop it up, push the pedal to the metal, and hit their best marks.

Now in order to participate, you must register, and you do that HERE. Cost $20. It’s well worth the money, just for the opportunity.

So check it out. Get registered. And join CrossFit Naples’ team. We’re REARIN’ to go!

CF Open
Thursday’s Workout
Complete as many reps as possible in 10 minutes of the following rep scheme:3 Deadlifts (275/155#)
3 Handstand Push-ups

3 Bar Single Leg Hops
6 Deadlifts
6 Handstand Push-ups
6 Bar Single Leg Hops
9
9
9…
Friday’s Workout
5 setsfor time of:
35 Double Unders
Run, 200 m
rest 30 sec betweenStrength:  Bench 5 x 5

Spartan Races. Tough Mudder. Warrior Dash

Obstacle course races (OCRs) are taking the fitness world by storm with their combination of varied terrain, changes in elevation and climate, and, of course, seemingly torturous obstacles. For CrossFitters who pride themselves in training for the unknown, there is certain synergy to these types of races. Like a challenging WOD, the race course is varied, requiring participants to dig deep, ignore pain, and face fear as they move through the obstacles.

As with CrossFit, power and strength are key, but so, too, is technique. Weaknesses are quickly exposed; there is no place to hide. Just as CrossFit is replacing traditional commercial gym training, the newest versions of obstacle course racing are edging out their more conservative cousins such as triathlons.

Lets get a team together and test our fitness!

Tough Mudder-Jacksonville, FL (May 18, 2013). Whose down?

HappyVday

P.S. Don’t ask how we managed that!

Friday’s Workout

50 Situps
40 Med Ball Cleans
30 HR Pushups
20 Single Leg squat
10 Burpee Pullup

-Rest 3minutes: REPEAT

Saturday’s Workout

Beach Workout 8am at Lowdermilk Beach Park.

All classes cancelled.

Events for February: RSVP

This is the last week to sign up for these FREE events (for members). Be sure to email your prospective coach to RSVP.

Food For Fuel
9-10am 
Sat, Feb 2, 2013

For new students or those looking to brush up on some of the fundamentals of powerful nutrition. Learn about what foods to eat, The Paleo Diet, as well as some great tips to kick start your shopping, preparation, cooking, and eating on the go! Don’t forget to bring your journal and a notepad. Email kirk@crossfitnaples.com to reserve your spot.

Kipping Pullup Skills Clinic
9-10am
Sat, Feb 9, 2013

Skill clinics are an hour long class designed to give each participant even more professional coaching and instruction on a specific CrossFit movement. It’s time to master that kipping pullup once and for all. Skill Clinics ARE INCLUDED in every membership. Limited to 8 spots. Email greg@crossfitnaples.com to RSVP.

Carrie

Wednesday’s Workout

Tabata Intervals (20sec on/10sec off: 8 sets)

  • Air Dyne
  • Wall Ball
  • Anchored Situp

Thursday’s Workout

10 rounds for time of (cap):

  • 3 Handstand Push Ups
  • 6 Sumo Deadlift High Pulls
  • 12 Pull-ups

Nutrition Seminar: Food for Fuel

This is a great opportunity to find out how to eat healty, lose weight, and feel great! Email kirk@crossfitnaples.com to RSVP. Non members welcome!

For For Fuel

Thursday’s Workout

For Time:
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
KB Swing
100m Run (shuttle 50 there and back)

Friday’s Workout

For time:
30 Handstand push-ups
40 Pull-ups
50 Box Jumps
60 Sit-ups
70 Burpees

Events for February

Events are a huge part of the CrossFit Naples Community! They give every athlete a chance to compete and increase their motivation outside of class. In addition to that, it’s an opportunity to meet other members that may not be a part of your weekly classes while having alot of fun. We have so much in store for CFN next month I don’t even know where to start!

Sat, Feb 2, 2013
Food For Fuel
9-10am
For new students or those looking to brush up on some of the fundamentals of powerful nutrition. Learn about what foods to eat, The Paleo Diet, as well as some great tips to kick start your shopping, preparation, cooking, and eating on the go! Don’t forget to bring your journal and a notepad. Limited spots available. Email kirk@crossfitnaples.com to reserve your spot.

Sat, Feb 9, 2013
Kipping Pullups Skills Clinic
9-10am
Skill clinics are an hour long class designed to give each participant even more professional coaching and instruction on a specific CrossFit movement. It’s time to master that kipping pullup. Skill Clinics are INCLUDED in every CFN membership. 8 spots available. Email greg@crossfitnaples.com to reserve your spot.

Sat, Feb 16, 2013
FREE Beach Workout
8-9am
Did you know we live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world?! It’s time to change it up a little and go outside….like on the beach! Bring a friend and lets have some fun. Location: Lowdermilk Park. Plan on getting sweaty and dirty. Thankfully there’s water right next to us. Bring a bathing suit as some plan on staying afterword.

FREE COMMUNITY CROSSFIT BEACH WORKOUT

Tuesday’s Workout

Three rounds for time of:
10 Deadlifts (275/155)
50 Double-unders

Wednesday’s Workout

“Grace” -30 Cleans & Jerks for Time   (135/95)

REST

10 minute AMRAP-
200m Run
20 Hand Release Pushups, Dips OR Hand Stand Push Ups