Registration for the CrossFit Games Open is open and you’ve got until this Sunday to register!
There will be a prize given to the team with the most registered athletes at the end of the first week. At this point we have 41 people registered, which is only a small fraction of our total membership. We need YOU to sign up. It doesn’t matter if you’re a newbie, need to scale WODs, have an erratic schedule, aren’t competitive, or [insert excuse here] . WE WANT EVERYONE TO REGISTER & PARTICIPATE.
If you train at the Black Box, you are going to be coming in to the gym over the next six weeks anyway. You are going to do be doing the Games WODs anyway. You don’t need to travel anywhere special or even make it in for all of the six Games WODs. If you need to scale some things or EVERYthing…it’s all good.
So why not take a leap of faith and sign up for this thing? What did you say?… You’ve never competed. You’re afraid you won’t do well. You’ve been busy at work. The Games are for more committed athletes. Next year, for sure!… Don’t these sound like the same reasons your friends/family give for not trying a free beginners’ class (or maybe you yourself said until you finally got brave enough to come try crossfit)? Realize that this is just the kind of new experience that can make you see your training in a new light. As CrossFitters we know that facing your fears makes for good medicine and with the support of CFNYC, you know it’ll be fun. So go for it. You won’t regret it.
So you have NO excuse NOT to register, here are directions on how to do so:
1. Go to: https://games.crossfit.com/
2. Click “Register.”
3. Click “Register as an Athlete.”
4. Enter your email address, create a password, check the boxes, and click “sign up.”
5. Enter your billing information. You will be billed $10. Click “review order.”
6. Double-check your info & click “submit order.”
7. Feel free to upload a photo/personal info (or not).
8. Click “Athletes and Teams” near the top right and select “Find Teams.”
9. Search “CrossFit NYC” and then select “Join.”
At last count we have 41 people signed up; the newest to join Team CrossFit NYC are Sophie, Jay, Laura, Jeff, Annie, Greg M., Matt D., Chris H., Reis, Greg S., MC, Ian, Charles, Akash, Ray, & Nikki. What are you waiting for?
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BLACK BOX WOD (current skill: the press):
5 ladders with a kettlebell, a dumbbell, or a barbell with your 10-rep max.
Press 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (left & right if kettlebell or dumbbell) x 5. Set down to rest between each “rung”. (Rest the amount of time it took you to do the work.)
Focus on form.
Post loads and rungs completed to comments.
Compare to 101205.
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Level 2 WOD:
30 Sn 115#
10 GHDSU every time bar is set down +4 sec
Transfer: exercise selection
What does an “athletic” body look like?
On bar speed
Garlic balsamic grilled butternut / What is a bergamot? / Winner winner chicken dinner
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PIERRE!
The Black Box Journal, our monthly newsletter, went out to members yesterday via email. Here’s an excerpt from one of the pieces we published:
My First Experience Competing
By Cassie Xu
When I first saw the post on the blog about the competition, I thought, people must be insane to sign up for this but I toyed around with the idea and after looking at the skill levels of the people that could sign up, I decided to take the plunge and register for it with the powerful persuasion of a few pints (uh, I mean paleo-friendly beer).
I thought I had hit a bit of a lull in my training after 6 months and feeling like I wasn’t making any progress, I decided to take on this challenge and set some new goals for myself. For the weeks leading up to the competition, I went through bipolar emotional periods where one day I was extremely excited at the prospect of competing as part of a team to days where I thought I had made the stupidest decision of my adult life (even compared to the bad ones from College). Turns out, on the day of, I felt all these emotions, and was pretty sure before the third WOD began I was going to hurl and sh*t my pants simultaneously. But I would do it again in a heartbeat. [to continue reading, click here. To subscribe to the newsletter if you're not yet receiving it, please email Sophie: srblahdATgmailDOTcom.]