Now that 14.1 is in the books it’s time for a little reflection. This classic couplet was extremely fair both in skill expectations and in loading. I honesty believe CrossFit HQ putting double unders in the first open workout is a message that doubles are no longer seen as a high skill CrossFit movement. For those of you comfortable with them, thirty repetitions provided no barrier in this workout. On the other hand, if you struggle with double unders this workout was just another friendly reminder that you constantly need to be working on your weaknesses.
With that said, a few shout-outs need to be given! Sally, Kayla, Kirsten, and Lisa all struggled mightily with double unders leading up to Saturday’s workout. However, they didn’t let the one movement they wanted to see the least slow them down. They battled through multiple rounds getting double under after double under (ask to see their battle scars if you don’t believe me!) and exceeded expectations…great work ladies!!!
So what should you expect out of the open in 14.2? I’d say a lot of the same, a movement or two you like and a movement that you’ll be forced to tolerate. This formula is no different than any other CrossFit workout you hit on a daily basis. So don’t overanalyze it, over game plan it, or generally just freak out about your potential performance. Have fun and know the workout is going to more challenging than it looks (you know better than this…if it looks easy you’re already in trouble!), so do your best and learn about what you need to improve to become a better CrossFitter.
Yoga class on Sunday the 23rd is cancelled due to scheduling conflicts. Please plan accordingly and sorry for any inconvenience!
The 8am class is cancelled today but the 10 is not. This is assuming it doesn’t continue with the heavy snow all morning. Please check Facebook and the website for any changes.
We WILL be having all classes tomorrow, so dig yourself out and get in the gym!
It’s snowing hard and it’s going to keep going all night. As of right now, we WILL be having all evening classes. Please use your best judgement when deciding to come or not!
The 2014 CrossFit Open is almost here. We would like to see as many of you sign-up and participate in this fun worldwide competition. If are unfamiliar with the Open, and the CrossFit Games in general, CFHQ dedicates an entire website to this competition. Please take a look around the site for lots of information about what the CrossFit Games is all about.
Not sure if the Open is for you? Shut it. It is.
Listen, one of the objectives of the Open is for people to qualify for Regionals, and then from there, to the Games. To be honest, no one from our gym will be one of the 48 men or women who make it to the Northeast Regional. To be at the level, you have to be really, really, really good at CrossFit. There are numbers you must have on all your lifts (emphasis on ALL of them), not struggle with any gymnastic skills, and have the engine to conquer any, as well as many, met-cons. The competition at Regionals is legit.
However, the other objective of the Open is inclusiveness. These five weeks are fun if you are a part of it. Each week, you anxiously await the workout announcement, see the INSANE scores posted by top-level athletes. . .and then hit the workout yourself while being judged at every rep and cheered on by your gym. Trust me, you think you are hitting your workouts hard now. . .wait until you do the Open. You will find yourself pushing yourself a little harder than usual. It is a good way to “light a little fire” inside of you.
Basically, we will be doing each Open workout on Saturday mornings. If you register for the Open, but are unable to make the class, not to worry, as we will arrange an alternate time for you to hit the workout. This isn’t about being the best, but about doing your best. We already have a few people from the gym registered, but we would like to see more. We are thinking that we celebrate at the conclusion of the Open with a dinner or something fun. This is a great way to bond even more with other members within Lake George CrossFit. So, have you registered? If not, get to it. The Open officially starts on the 27th. You have plenty of time to register by then if you haven’t done so already.
There WILL be a 4pm class today! However, the weather has forced us to cancel the 5:30pm CrossFit class and the 6:30pm yoga class. If you payed for yoga already the payment can be applied to your next class. Sorry for the inconvenience, drive safe!!!