The Open & The Bro Rep

by Arena Ready on February 9th, 2016

The good folks at CrossFit Milpitas - athletes in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s - discuss their goals for The Open.  What are YOU waiting for?  Sign up!
‚ÄčThere's lots of talk of "The Open" swirling around the CrossFit community because the 2016 CrossFit Games Worldwide Open begins on February 25th.  Last year nearly 300,000 people around the world participated in The Open, and this year will likely be an even bigger global fitness event.  As you know, Arena Ready programming is designed to prepare you for as many aspects of life as possible, and also to prepare you for the inclusive test of fitness known as The Open.

If you're interested in participating in the Open, you can sign up at games.crossfit.com.  When registering yourself please be sure to select Arena Ready CrossFit as BOTH your affiliate and team, so that your name appears on our roster.  For five consecutive Saturdays (starting Feb 27th) our Arena Ready classes will be rolling heats of the current week's Open workout - so if you plan on coming in to the gym to work out on Saturdays you may as well sign-up because you'll be doing the workouts anyway!    

The Open can be a really fun and motivating experience.  We'll use it to create excitement around people's performances, around their new PRs, and around participation generally.  It's cool to watch people push themselves to be the best they can be, regardless of fitness level or length of CrossFit experience.  The scaled versions of workouts allow for a broad range of athletes to participate, and the nature of most of the workouts - usually AMRAPs - allows for just about anyone to register an official score, even if that score is one (good, hard fought) rep

We'd love for you to participate in the Open, and we want it to be a chance for Arena Ready to cheer for you.  We want it to be a chance for you to show yourself how far you've come, and perhaps where you have still to go.  It could be a chance to set a new PR, or a new goal for next year.  It shouldn't be a time to break the good habits you've been forming with regards to technique and strategy.  You shouldn't stress too much about it.  If you're preparing for The Open please keep safety first, keep the long-term goal in mind (fitness across all the years of your life), and continue to be smart about your training.  If you don't want to compete, but want to be a part of the event and the Saturday energy at Arena Ready during our heats of the Open workouts, please consider taking the CrossFit judges course (click here), sporting some AR fan gear, and cheering for the awesome people in our gym.

If you do happen to judge and cheer for your friends and fellow AR athletes during The Open we want to make sure that one thing is clear - FRIENDS DON'T LET FRIENDS BRO REP.
Some language is NSFW, Bro.

WOD for 02-10-16:

Alternating EMOM for 5 Rounds (10 Minutes):
ODDS: 30 Double Unders
EVENS: 3-5 Dumbbell OR Kettlebell Strict Press, pick load

-then-

"Warren G"
AMRAP 12 Minutes:
200m Run
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc... Rounds of "Nate"

1 Round of "Nate" is:
2 Muscle-ups
4 Handstand Push-ups
8 Kettlebell Swings @ 70/53 lbs


This workout is ascending rounds of "Nate" preceded each time by a 200m run.  The athlete will progress as follows:
200m
1 Round of "Nate"
200m
2 Rounds of "Nate"
200m
3 Rounds of "Nate"
etc...
...until 12 minutes expires. 


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