It’s Open Season!

You guys, it’s OPEN SEASON!!!

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The first CrossFit Open ’17 WOD is announced at 5:00 PST tonight. You can log in to the CrossFit Games website to live stream the coverage. I’m bringing snacks.

Lately I’ve been showing some Olympic lifts my love.

I’m still on the “baby plates” as I lovingly call them on my snatch. I’m getting much more comfortable with my form and where the bar needs to be when I catch it, and my coach says I have good flexibility, which is probably the first time in my life I’ve heard that. So it’s just a matter of doing, like, 1,000 x 1 rep scheme with just the bar until I am comfortable with throwing a heavy weight over my head and just letting it hang out there. Basically, I must deny my self-preservation instinct.

Clean and jerk is way more fun. I worked my way up to 46kg (101 lbs), which is a personal best so far. My max jerk is 50kg, so I know I can go a bit higher, but by the end of the session I was pretty toast and this was all I had in me for the day. Maybe something to do with the 1000 x 1 snatches?

And then I drive home from the gym with Kansas cranked. Loudly. Is there any other way?

Go grab your buddies to watch the open announcement, and make it a great day!

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2 thoughts on “It’s Open Season!

  1. Nice job! Snatching was awkward for me for a while and I did not enjoy it. But now I really like it! I did 17.1 this morning and it was nasty. I surprised myself with the 35# DB snatches though. I thought they were going to be impossible, but I rocked them. The burpee box jumpovers were awful! I got through the 40 DB snatches and 7 of the next round of burpees for 152 reps 😀

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