Monitoring the registration result for the 2012 CrossFit Games Open, it appears that CrossFit NYC may account for a full one percent of all participants worldwide! Our goal is to register 500 athletes, and we’re already close to half way at 229 athletes thus far. For those of you who have been hesitant to register, because you’ll be out of town, because you’re injured or planning to be injured, because you can’t do WOD’s RX’d, because you’re still in Elements, because you haven’t been to the Box in a month, because you’re no longer an active member, because the dog ate your homework, or whatever, do us all a favor: REGISTER. Here’s why:
1) We will be creating a special t-shirt for everyone who registers for the Open and does at least one WOD. These shirts will only be given from us to you. They will not be for sale. They will be a thank you for supporting our team.
2) If you are currently an inactive CrossFit NYC alumni, we will waive the drop-in fee during for the Open WODs, provided you are registered on the CrossFit NYC team. So, sign up for our team, come back and get you ass kicked a few more times. Don’t worry, we’ll work with you and get you through.
3) Unlike most contests, where the more people who enter, the worse the odds of winning, this contest is the opposite: The more of you who register, the more likely it is that all our members will win, win tickets to the Regionals and win tickets to the Games. We have high hopes of sending a team to the Regionals again this year, and many of our members will want to be there to cheer them on. We will be spending significant resources to support our team, but nothing can compare to having their fellow members there at game time. Whether you can be there or not, your registration in the Open is likely to make it that most easier for your fellow members to be there.
4) Registering for the Open will give you a great way to monitor your progress. If you do WODs RX’d, you will be able to see your ranking relative to tens of thousands of other CrossFitters. Even if you don’t choose to report your scores, you will be able to estimate you relative rankings.
5) We will be judging these WODs accurately, which means you will be able to use them as benchmarks of your progress going forward. Even if you scale, you will have a precise record of where you are. Over the next year, we will be integrating the Open WODs into our programming, allowing you to see precisely how much you have improved.
–Court, Hari, and Josh
Three rounds for time of:
Run 400 meters
NOTE: Tonight’s NYC Endurance running class meets at 6:30pm at 25 W. 26th St.
Say hello to our newest members of Team CFNYC for the 2012 CrossFit Games Open: Paul Seltmann, Michael Wilkerson, Chimi Tornow, Andrew Brinkman, Carmen Cardenas, David Stogsdill, Damian Torrisi, Joanna Welsh, Jeffrey Werner, Jared Blank, Michael Senft, Kamil Szczegot, Will Hutchinson, Greg Moss, Paul Pai, Ben Fund, John Durant, Maggie Durant, TJ O’Brien, Schuyler Kaye, Jason Maier, Diego Gomez, John Tysseland, Bo Babenko, Chris Martalus, Austin Frenkel, Amelia Kutschbach, Annie Yearwood, Peter Boerboom, Timothy Huth, John Clarke, Craig Tamamoto, Matt Amalfitano, Joe Rosen, Angelika Jarosz, John Wolff, Allison Bojarski, Sophie Blahd, blake kimball, Judy Truong, and Deverell Smith.
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A brief intro to muscle fiber types and motor unit recruitment
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Why women need fat
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Here’s what’s on tap for Tuesday’s WOD classes:
Jerk – 82% x 2 x 4
Back squat – 88% x 3 x