The Next Five Saturdays at AR

by Arena Ready on February 23rd, 2015

The Open is upon us!

Less than 3 days before the first workout ("15.1") is announced, and it's not too late 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 still 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 BOTH your affiliate and your team, so that your profile appears on our team roster.  There are a couple of you who have already signed-up and are currently registered under our affiliate but not under our team - so please double-check!
Over the next five Saturdays at the gym our daily WOD will be the current week's Open workout (for those of you who have done The Open at AR previously you know the drill).  This Saturday we will do "15.1"... whatever that may be (we shall find out on Thursday at 5pm, along with the rest of the world). 

Each Saturday class 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 during the next five weeks anyway, you may as well sign-up and participate (officially) in the fun!

As always, please let us know if you have any questions.

WOD for 02-24-15:

"Thruster-Burpee Ladder A"
1,2,3,4, etc Thruster @ 135/95 lbs
1,2,3,4, etc Lateral Bar Burpee

Rest, then

"Thruster-Burpee Ladder B"
1,2,3,4, etc Thruster @ 95/65 lbs
1,2,3,4, etc Lateral Bar Burpee

These are both in "ladder" or "death by" format.  Perform 1 thruster and 1 lateral bar burpee in the first minute, then 2 and 2 in the second, then 3 and 3 in the third, etc. until you cannot complete the reps within the given minute.

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