Wednesday, March 16, 2011

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Workout of the Day

CrossFit Games Open Workout #1

Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 10 minutes of:
30 Double-unders
15 Power snatches

The Power snatch loads are as follows:
Men and Masters Men 45-49, 50-54: 75lbs/35kg
Women and Masters Women 45-54: 55lbs/25kg
Masters Men 55-59, 60+: 65lbs/30kg
Masters Women 55-59, 60+: 45lbs/20kg

For a downloadable PDF of the workout, click here.

CrossFit Games Open 11.1 workout instructions – video [wmv] [mov]

WOD Demo with Laurie Galassi – video [wmv] [mov]

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  • Rob M

    Friday @ 7pm is typically a small class (especially on rest days like this week). If anybody wants to come in and get the open workout in, I’d be happy to judge. That being said, if anyone from our gym wants to help judge, feel free to come in as well.

  • Bethanie

    Hi all, okay…lots going on with The Open. I will have each of my classes do the workout tonight. Basically, if you can do this workout RX I encourage you to sign up as a team member of CF ATL and help us get points. Stick with it for as many weeks as you can. Betsy kindly donated 25% off at Urban Pl8 coupons for those who register on CF ATL’s team and I will be handing those out tonight.
    To submit a time you need an individual to judge/count for you. So, we will do two heats and those who want to submit their score will have someone count for them and then switch for the next heat. If you know you want to do this PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:
    Those of you who come to my class tonight and can’t do it RX, we will have you do it scaled.
    Here is the schedule for my 5pm and 6pm classes tonight:
    -Group Warm up begins at 5 after the hour (you should have run/rowed/jumped some rope at this point and rolled out whatever you want).
    -At 15 after we will do snatch review and set up
    -Heat 1 will begin at 30 after
    -Heat 2 will begin at 45 after
    -Cool down on own
    Let me know if you have questions.

  • Dave Hodges

    So I emailed the current holder of the title “World’s Fittest Man” according to the World Fitness Championship Rules and told him about the CrossFit games, told him that there was a quarter of a million dollar prize and that he was encouraged to enter.
    This was his response:
    LOL….I thank you for the invite Dave, I’m sure you meant well….
    However, if you compare your competition to the WFC World Fitness Championships,
    You boys still have 2 stages to go before qualifying for our competition.
    Your crossfit game is nowhere near finding the World’s Fittest Man, you just have $$$$ behind you.
    Don’t confuse the two….
    If you, and your winner, and all your past winners have what it takes to compete in the WFC, then, and only then,
    you can contact me, and we will set up the WFC 3 Competition, and truly find the World’s Fittest Man.
    That is why I created it 8 years ago….It was just too tough for your type of boys to compete in at the time.
    That is if they can beat my 4 Continuous Titles and 4 Continuous World Records, 2001-2004, with a 5th consecutive win.
    I don’t want to insult you, or anyone. As I am sure your intention was not to insult me.
    However, since you saw it fit to trivialize my accomplishments, and insult me. I have to tell you, your crossfit games are just that.
    Games for the beginners, and honestly, that is a great place for your boys and girls to start.
    However, you boys have a long way to go before you can make the claim World’s Fittest Man, and you, and everyone else knows it.
    Be honest, that’s why you want me to compete, to give your games credibility.
    A man does not climb Mt. Everest, in record time, 4 continuous years without oxygen, to go up marbury hill one weekend
    because it is popular and he was invited with the false claim of it being the best.
    No, he invites the winners of the hill climb to go up the mountain with him, as I am you and your boys….
    Now that we have insulted each other do not write back trying to defend your position, there is no defense, just let it go.
    Nor should you write back with more insults, saying something you would never say, nor be able to defend yourself against,
    if you and I were in a room together, with no witnesses. That would just be cowardly, and no one likes “long distance balls”.
    (That is having balls, when you are too far away to back up your words, giving you courage to say them with the distance keeping you safe).
    No, lets be professional. Again, any of your boys and girls that have what it takes can compete in the WFC World Fitness Challenge.
    The WFC “Challenge” is for both men and women, and serves as a “Championship” for women, and a qualifier for men to the next level.
    Your competitors are most welcome to compete in this.
    If you have the “juice”, if not, go to your superiors, and we can work out something mutually, financially beneficial to both parties.
    Then, for the men, the best of the WFC Challenge can compete in the WFC World Fitness Championships.
    Again, we can work out a mutually financial arrangement for both parties, for the true World Fitness Championship / World’s Fittest Man Competition.
    It’s all on my website, and has been for years….
    PS….fyi….I do nothing for free anymore, and I have earned it. I have been trying to retire from competition for years.
    To get me to compete in anything other than charity events, my price is far higher than your prize money offer.
    You were asking a proven semi-retired Champion Thoroughbred to be “Tony the Pony” and run your little race, for the thrill of it….
    Can you imagine how insulting that is….and how nieve you are.
    I mean come on, are you next going to ask Mike Tyson to be in the local bar tough man competition ?
    Get a clue. My God you pissed me off.

  • Michael McLaughlin

    Wow! That’s probably the cockiest email I have ever read. I bet his shit smells like petunias and he is hung like a horse too!

  • RyanJ_CFATL

    I, like “Rob,” will only do the CrossFit sectionals if I am paid a handsome fee, much, much more than Reebok can offer. haha
    What a terrible example! Only do things for money…

  • RyanJ_CFATL

    Yes, I’m down for no one around while I do my first sectional WOD.

  • Pablo Vega

    Wow this dude is one cocky asshole. That said, I would love to see how a Mikko Salo, or a Chris Spealler, etc. do at an event like this WFC thing.
    It is obviously endurance heavy, which is a specialty, and we are not specialists. But with the right kind of training I’m sure the top CrossFitters could kick this guy’s ass. Didn’t Greg Amudson once run 80 miles in one day without any sort of specialized training (only preparation was doing the daily WOD)? With specialized training I’m sure many CrossFitters could make this guy eat his own shit…

  • Elizabeth

    quick question…to judge others do we have to be certified or anything??

  • Way Joe

    Wow… Can you post what you wrote him as well? I wanna see why he is being so aggressive and what not.

  • Dave Hodges

    I wrote this, verbatim:
    Dear Mr P—–:
    The 2011 CrossFit Games are now open for competitors. The goal of the CrossFit Games is to find the fittest man on earth. Since you have won the Guinness Book of World Records for this title, you might be interested in competing. A link explaining the CrossFit Games can be found here:
    There will be a $250,000 prize for the best fit man. Please let me know if you are interested and I will put you in touch with the right people.
    Dave Hodges

  • Way Joe

    Okay he’s a cocky di*k.

  • rhjones5

    That’s one of the funniest things I’ve ever read.
    He sounds like complete lunatic! I can only imagine how fun he would be at parties… If anyone had enough money to get him to show up.
    He’s not only the fittest man in the world, he’s also the coolest!

  • Dan Van Dellen

    I like how you dashed out his name to protect his anonymity. Either that, or you called him “Mr. Penis” and are dashing it out to protect our virgin eyeballs.

  • Dave Hodges

    I didn’t want his name showing up in search engines to this page. Now that people have seen the correspondence, I’m likely to have Dan delete the whole thing. I would like to forward to the whole thing to Coach Glassman, just to see what he thinks. The guy is obviously insanely fit – I don’t think any CrossFitter could compete with him on his ground. Whether he can compete on CrossFit grounds and hang with some of the best is something I don’t know. But I would like to find out. And if Glassman wants to find out, he should take this guy’s challenge seriously.

  • Dan Van Dellen

    Good call. He does seem like the type that would Google himself. His day probably isn’t complete until he runs 20 miles, punches out a nun, and checks the internet to see how awesome he is.
    (I’m proud of my “long distance balls”!)

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