Sunday 3.13.11

****A final "Good Luck" to all The Compound members participating in the Shamrock'n Half Marathon!!!  Let us now how you did in the comments section!****

Excerpt taken from the CrossFit Games Website:
What is the CrossFit Games Open? 

The CrossFit Games Open Qualifiers is a six week, worldwide competition in the sport of fitness. The Open is the first step in the CrossFit Games season and takes place from March 15 until April 24. There is one workout per week for six weeks, and athletes compete to qualify for the CrossFit Games.

There are four categories of competition happening simultaneously: Men, Women, Teams, and Masters. The team competition is not separate; all team members are already competing as individuals. The Masters category has eight separate competitions (four age groups each for men and women).

The workouts are varied and no one knows what they will be from week to week until they're announced. The workout for each week is announced each Tuesday at 17:00 PDT (Pacific Daylight Time) and all competitors have until the following Sunday at 17:00 PDT to perform the workout and enter their results online.

There are two ways to compete in the Open. The Compete Anywhere option allows anyone in the world to participate by simply submitting their performance results online, along with workout videos to validate their performances. The second option is to Compete at Registered Affiliates where affiliates host and validate athletes' workouts.

CrossFit Games Site Features 

The CrossFit Games website is command central for competitors and fans participating in the CrossFit Games Open Qualifiers. To get the most out of the site, please register. There are three registration categories: You can register as an athlete to compete. If you are an affiliate, you can register to host and validate workouts at your gym. Registering as a fan is free and allows you to customize your experience on the site and to comment on articles, videos, and photos.

The customizable leaderboard is your window into the competition. It becomes active as soon as the first workout goes live. All competitors will be ranked worldwide and by region. There are weekly rankings for each workout and overall rankings for the entire competition to date. The leaderboard is updated as new scores are received, so you can track your competition throughout the week.

There is a side-by-side athlete comparison feature that lets you measure your performance results against your training partner or your favorite celebrity CrossFitter to see how you stack up.

Feed your information hunger with our multi-faceted storytelling. All types of features and stories, videos and photo galleries bring the competition to life.

Locally, this upcoming Thursday, March 17th, 2011 CrossFit Solano is hosting an Open House. After two and a half years of business, they have expanded to a brand new 8,000 square foot facility. They are inviting anyone and their friends and family to attend their event.   Festivities will kick off at 4pm. They will have BBQ, beer, optional workout (prizes for top men and women) and a jump house for kids. With the Crossfit Games Opens underway, a handful of  registered athletes will compete against one another for the FIRST WEEKS WORKOUT!

Agenda for the evening:
-4pm CFS opens the doors to all
-4-5:30pm All participants can complete "CFS Day 1 WOD" (For time: Run 400m, 40 squats, 30 AbMat Sit-Ups, 20 push ups, 10 pull ups). Prizes to top Men and Womens RX'd time
-6pm Registered Games athletes compete in the first of six CF Games WODs (if you have an athlete who is registered to compete and would like to go at this time please RSVP. No scaling allowed.
-7pm Live music Food and drinks (keg on tap) will be served over the course of the event.

RSVP with CrossFit Solano if you plan on attending.

The Compound will be following the CF Games by programming the Open Workout each week for the next 6 weeks.  If you like, you can go to the CrossFit Games website, register as a fan, and enter you scores to see how you stack up against others in the section, region, or worldwide.  It's a great way to see the amazing things being done with CrossFit all over the globe.  cc


  1. Cool! Kevin and I are going to register as fans...any of the trainers thinking about trying to compete? Elizabeth

  2. I will bring the camera so we can film LA Ryan doing the workouts.
    I think he will be in the "Teenager" division

  3. SWOD:
    -Strict Weighted Chins: 3x5x55#, 1 set max reps unweighted, 14 reps
    -Weighted Bar Dips: 3x5x55#, 1 set max reps unweighted, 16 reps
    -150 pushups for time, 10 tuck jump penalty every time you rest in down position
    13:16, 15 penalties.

  4. I'm kinda bummed to see that CrossFit is selling out with Reebok as a sponser. I think that the time for regular people to compete is out. Now we are going to see college and sponsered pro athletes competing. To me that's not what CrossFit was about.

  5. you are correct Kyle. CrossFit is all about looking good naked!