Double Unders and Snatches!!
14.1 Is Here!
The anticipation is over and the Games are upon us! 14.1 is live and its a repeat of the very first CrossFit Open workout ever! Double Unders and Snatches it is! So far we only have 23 gym members signed up to compete and that is absolutely pitiful! This competition is not about winning or loosing because none of us will probably be advancing to Regionals or the Open. This is about participation and accurately testing and documenting your fitness at a moment in time. This is about comparing where you are today to where you were last year, or next year, or the year after that. This is about doing a workout and being judged during that workout and being accountable for every rep and full range of motion on every movement. This is about showing yourself how hard you have worked for your fitness and about realizing how far you have to go to reach your goals. It’s also about pushing yourself and suffering with your fellow CrossFitters’ and being able to say you did it and you did your best. If you have no goals and you don’t care how fit you are WTF are you doing here…… go home and do P90X or Zumba, or Jazzercise. We want people who want to work hard, and are willing to put it on the line and compete with us!
So to sweeten the pot and give an extra incentive to participate this year I’ve decided to run our own Jersey Devil CrossFit competition concurrent with the CrossFit Open. We will be competing not just in the Open but in our own ‘Gym Only’ competition. The catch is you can not compete or win any prizes unless you are signed up and competing in the open. Your scores from the Open workouts will be tabulated against everyone in the gym and you will be eligible for the following prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for the 6 categories listed:
Mens Open (any age)
Womens Open (any age)
Mens Masters (40-49)
Womens Masters (40-49)
Mens Masters (50+)
Womens Masters (50+)
Prizes will be as follows:
1st Place – T-Shirt (new design), Sweatshirt (new design), 1 Month Membership
2nd Place – T-Shirt (new design). Sweatshirt (new design)
3rd Place – T-Shirt (new design), Sweatshirt (new design)
Scoring will be done the same way as in the open. Whatever place you come in in your division will be your score for that week. So if your in the Men’s Open division and you came in 3rd place among everyone at our gym then you get 3 points for that weeks workout. The person with the lowest score at the end of the 5 weeks will be the winner. Ties will be awarded the same prize. So if 2 people tie for 1st place they will both get 1 month memberships and the next lowest score will win 3rd place. If you cannot do any of the movements in a given workout (which is highly unlikely) you will be placed in last for the workout and receive the maximum number of points for the workout based on the number of people registered. If 10 people are in your division and you are the only one to take a zero score for the workout then you will get 10 points. If 2 people take a zero score you will both get 9 points for the workout (since you both will be tied for 9th place). If there is only 3 people in your division….. (ahem masters competitors) then you are guaranteed a prize!
Remember if you want to be eligible for these prizes you MUST register for the Open by Monday Nite at 5PM Pacific Time (8 PM Eastern Time) and you must compete in each workout.
CrossFit Open 14.1:
Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 10 Minutes of:
30 – Double Unders
15 – Power Snatches
Men – 75 lb
Women – 55 lb
Masters Men (55+) 65 lb
Masters Women (55+) 45 lb
All competing athletes should watch the Workout Standards Video at the CrossFit Games website: http://games.crossfit.com/workouts/the-open
The 6am crew did this workout this morning before I had a chance to review the Workout Standards Video. Once I saw the video I realized that Clean and Jerks are acceptable for the Power Snatch portion. If you feel this will make a difference in your final score I advise you to perform the workout again and try to better your score.