The 2015 CrossFit Open: 15.2 

Workout 15.2

Every 3 minutes for as long as possible complete:

From 0:00-3:00 
2 rounds of:
95-lb. overhead squats, 10 reps
10 chest-to-bar pull-ups
From 3:00-6:00
2 rounds of:

95-lb. overhead squats, 12 reps
12 chest-to-bar pull-ups
From 6:00-9:00
2 rounds of:

95-lb. overhead squats, 14 reps
14 chest-to-bar pull-ups

Etc., following same pattern until you fail to complete both rounds.
Click here to read about standards and scaled options. 

The 2015 CrossFit Open: 15.2

Last night we learned that 15.2 is a repeat from last year’s 14.2!

Sign-up for a heat on MBO.  Heats will run every :15 minutes starting at 4:00pm.  Last heat begins at 6:00pm.

And we are pleased to welcome Jackson’s Honest to the shop as the sponsor for this Friday’s event.  Jackson’s Honest Potato Chips was founded by Roots’ own Megan Reamer.  We’ll be raffling off great prizes from Jackson’s Honest!  Click here to learn more about the Jackson’s Honest story.

Read this post for all the details on this evening’s festivities.

Questions?  Post to comments. 

 

Did You PR? 

Pre-Order YellowBelly for this week’s Friday Night Lights dinner HERE! 

6 rounds:
20m shuttle sprint
rest 3min
6 rounds:
20m shuttle sprint
rest 3min
6 rounds:
20m shuttle sprint

paula.

Paula turned in 9 toes-to-bar for the first time while doing 15.1.  There’s no doubt that the little extra push of the Open helps athletes accomplish new things.  Nice work Paula!

Did You PR?

The stories that have come out of last week’s 15.1/a experience have been nothing short of inspiring.  The coaches have heard from athletes about how they PR’ed their clean & jerk (for a few by 20 pounds?!), got their first toes-to-bar, did the workout RX when they thought they couldn’t, or put up 75 and 115lb snatches for the first time.

We want to hear from you!  Post to comments your experience from 15.1/a.  Did you PR?  Did you do something you thought you couldn’t?  Did you have fun?

And don’t forget, 15.2 gets underway tonight at 6pm for the second live announcement.  Tune in to games.crossfit.com at 6pm MST to hear the workout and watch the head to head workout.  As always, we’ll be streaming the live announcement on the TV at the shop.

Here is what you need to know for Week 2!

HEATS AND SIGN-UP
The WOD, 15.2, will be announced live on Thursday at 6pm via a broadcast on the CrossFit Games site.  Thursday night, by 9pm, we will have the heat times for Friday nights events listed in MBO.

For the Friday Night Lights, you will sign-up for a heat just as you do for classes.  It’s important to note that the time (heat) you sign-up for is the time your WOD will BEGIN, so you’ll want to get there earlier to get with the Warmup Coach and get warm.

FOOD
YellowBelly Chicken will deliver pre-ordered dinners.  Pre-order your dinner here and please remember to bring cash or check for payment.  We encourage everyone to stick around for food, friends, and fun.  Please BYOB as we will not have beer on-site like last week.

SPONSOR
We’ll be raffling off a host of goodies from Jackson’s Honest Potato Chips!

LOGGING YOUR SCORES
Once you have completed the WOD you will be handed a slip of paper with your score and your judges name on it.  You will need to submit that information to the CrossFit Games site for validation and can do so using the shop computer before you even leave!  Score submissions are due by Monday at 5pm and they take no exceptions.  We will do an initial round of validation on Sunday so you may not see your score until then.  We will do a final score validation on Monday.

This is as much a social as it is a competition so please bring your friends and family too! 

Athletes from other CrossFits are welcome to participate if they are registered for The Open, but please reserve your spot by contacting stefanie@crossfitroots.com in advance.

See you all Friday!

Questions?  Post to comments. 

AND FINALLY!
Photos from last week’s Open workout can be found on our Flickr page.  Thanks Andrew for the great shots!

Pre-Order Your Dinner for the 15.2 Friday Night Lights! 

Pre-Order YellowBelly for this week’s Friday Night Lights dinner HERE!

Deadlift
3-3-3-3-3

Arlene during the Friday Night Lights Open event last week.  Here, she's on her way to a 160lb clean and jerk.

Arlene during the Friday Night Lights Open event last week. Here, she’s on her way to a 160lb clean and jerk.

Pre-Order Your Dinner for the 15.2 Friday Night Lights!

Tomorrow marks the second LIVE announcement of the 2015 Open season.  And Friday marks the second Friday Night Lights at Roots.

DON’T FORGET: You must pre-order dinner for this week’s Friday Night Lights!
Dinner for the 15.2 installment of the Friday Night Lights Series will be provided by Yellowbelly Chicken! It is $11/Meal (includes tax and delivery). Place your order here by Thursday, March 5th. Please pay at Roots with check or cash on Friday, March 5th when you pick up your food. Make checks payable to CrossFit Roots. For more food details check out YellowBelly Chicken. 

CrossFit will broadcast LIVE from Austin, TX where immediately after Dave Castro announces the workout, the fourth- and sixth-ranked women of the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games: powerhouses Michele Letendre and Emily Bridgers., will go head to head.

Tune in to games.crossfit.com at 6pm MST to hear the workout and watch the head to head workout.  As always, we’ll be streaming the live announcement on the TV at the shop. 

You can click here to see the match-ups for the five Open workouts.

News From the Colorado State and Open Competition. 

Pre-Order YellowBelly for this week’s Friday Night Lights dinner HERE!

J.T.
21-15-9 reps for time of:
Handstand push-ups
Ring dips
Push-ups

Ryan stands atop the podium at the Colorado State and Open Weightlifting Competition in the Masters 105kg class.

Ryan stands atop the podium at the Colorado State and Open Weightlifting Competition in the Masters 105kg class.

News From the Colorado State and Open Competition.

Big news from the Colorado State and Open Weightlifting Competition in Colorado Springs this past weekend.

Luke Ursell, competing in the Men’s Senior 77kg class, went 6 for 6 on his lifts and set a new personal meet record in his total.
Results here.

And our very own coach Ryan Landis came home with the Men’s Masters 105kg title after taking first place with a new personal meet record total.  Ryan’s total qualifies him for the American Open, PanAm Games, and the Masters Worlds. 
Results here.

Athletes Registered for the Open: Log Your 15.1/a Scores! 

LOG YOUR CROSSFIT OPEN SCORES! (see below)
and
Women’s Only Free Class is today at 10:30am!  Join us.  Details here.

15-12-9 reps for time of:
95-lb. thrusters
Pull-ups
Rest 5 minutes
12-9-6 reps for time of:
95-lb. thrusters
Pull-ups
Rest 5 minutes
9-6-3 reps for time of:
95-lb. thrusters
Pull-ups

The Friday Night Lights was ELECTRIC.  PRs rained from above and athletes did things they once thought not possible.  It's certain the next four weeks will be EPIC.  Here, Pam completes a 140lb clean and jerk.

The Friday Night Lights was ELECTRIC. PRs rained from above and athletes did things they once thought not possible. It’s certain the next four weeks will be EPIC. Here, Pam completes a 140lb clean and jerk.

Athletes Registered for the Open: Log Your 15.1/a Scores!

Attention all 157 (that’s right) Roots athletes who registered for the 2015 CrossFit Open!  If you have not already logged your score you MUST DO SO by 6pm MOUNTAIN STANDARD TIME.  There are no exceptions to this.  ALSO, you need to make sure you joined the ROOTS team.

LOG YOUR SCORE HERE: CLICK here to log-in to your account and log your score.

JOIN THE ROOTS TEAM: Within your account, you must join the Roots team.  Be sure to do this before this week.  On the log-in page, scroll down to the section titled Games Status: Registration Complete and under Team, select Roots.  You cannot join the Roots team after the first week’s scores are submitted!

Shane will validate scores each week on Sunday night and Monday night.  Your score will appear once it is validated.

Also, today is LAST CALL for the 2015 CrossFit Open t-shirt.  Click here for details and ordering information.

A HUGE thank you to the judges, volunteers, and athletes that made the first Friday Night Lights of the 2015 a MASSIVE success.

FINALLY, stay tuned for tomorrow’s blog post – we have BIG NEWS to report from teh State Championships Olympic Weightlifting Meet from this past weekend.

Questions?  Post to comments. 

15.1 Make Up Today and 2015 Open T-Shirt 

Free Beginner Class today (Sunday) at 10:30am!  Sign-up here.

For time:
50 box jumps, 24-inch box
50 jumping pull-ups
50 kettlebell swings, 1 pood
50 walking-lunge steps
50 knees-to-elbows
50 push presses, 45 lb.
50 back extensions
50 wall-ball shots, 20-lb. ball
50 burpees
50 double-unders

The 2015 Roots CrossFit Open t-shirt!

The 2015 Roots CrossFit Open t-shirt!  We’re not sure how many times we’ll print ‘ass’ on a tee so get one while you can!

15.1 Make Up Today and 2015 Open T-Shirt

The 15.1 make up workout is today at 11am.  That is when the heats will START.  Please be there at 10:30am to warm-up and figure out pairings for judging.

ALSO, please be sure to sign-up on MBO for the Final Hour Open Make-up at 11am on Sunday.  This helps us with planning purposes. 

2015 CROSSFIT OPEN T-SHIRTS

MONDAY (tomorrow) is the LAST day to order your 2015 Open t-shirt.  This tee is available for pre-order only.  If you would like to purchase one, see below.

The shirts are available in a tank for women and t-shirt for men, details and pricing below.

 

WOMEN’S TANK:
Printed on Next Level Tri-Blend Racerback (Same as I Heart Roots Tank. Sizes run big.)
Cost – $22
MEN’S T-SHIRT:
Printed on Next Level CVC Crew
Cost – $22

Open Make Up is Sunday 

Free Beginner Class is Sunday at 10:30am!  Sign-up here.

Front Squat
10-10-10-10-10 reps

Molly put up some big numbers at Friday Night Lights last night.  Don't forget to log your score!

Molly put up some big numbers at Friday Night Lights last night. Don’t forget to log your score!

Open Make Up is Sunday

Last night’s Open workout was a blast!  Thanks to everyone who came out for the festivities and a big thank you to Life of Riley Foods for their support.

Remember that the Open make-up workout is Sunday at 11am.  Please be warmed up and ready to go at 11am.

Also, remember to log your score at games.crossfit.com so we can validate them for you.  All scores are DUE no later than 5:00pm on Monday.

Finally, the 2015 CrossFit Roots/CrossFit Open t-shirt pre-order ends MONDAY.  If you have not already pre-ordered your tee, please do so either online HERE or on paper at the front desk of the shop.  These shirts are available for pre-order only.

 

The 2015 CrossFit Open: 15.1 

Register and submit your results as part of the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games Open.

Workout 15.1
Complete as many rounds as possible in 9 minutes of:
15 toes-to-bars
115-lb. deadlifts, 10 reps
115-lb. snatches, 5 reps

Workout 15.1a
6 minutes to find 1-rep-max clean and jerk 

Perform both workouts on a 15-minute clock, start Workout 15.1a immediately after finishing 15.1.

Click here for a complete description of the workout, standards, loading, and movements. 

The 2015 CrossFit Open: 15.1

Lace up your Nanos because the fun is about to start!

Sign-up for a heat on MBO.

Tonight, we kick-off the 2015 CrossFit Open series with the first of five Friday Night Lights Throwdowns at Roots.

And we are pleased and honored to welcome Life of Riley Foods to the shop as the sponsor for this Friday’s event.  Life of Riley Foods was founded by Roots’ own Abby Knowles who was part of the 2014 CrossFit Roots Regional Team.  We’ll be raffling off great prizes from Life of Riley Foods and they’ll be here sampling their fantastic array of nut butters throughout the Throwdown. 

Read this post for all the details on this evening’s festivities.

Questions?  Post to comments. 

The Open Lowdown – 15.1 

Are you signed up for The Open?  Register here by Friday!

5 rounds for time of:
115-lb. hang power clean and jerks, 12 reps
115-lb. thrusters, 9 reps
115-lb. power snatches, 6 reps

Go forth and begin The Open.

Go forth and begin The Open.  Lead the way Wax.

The Open Lowdown – 15.1

It’s finally here!  Better than Christmas Eve, The CrossFit Open begins TONIGHT and as of right now there are 140 Roots athletes signed-up!  We are excited to get the Friday Night Lights Open underway at Roots.

Here is what you need to know for Week 1.

HEATS AND SIGN-UP
The WOD, 15.1, will be announced live on Thursday at 6pm via a broadcast on the CrossFit Games site.  We’ll be watching on the television at the shop and all are welcome.  Thursday night, by 9pm, we will have the heat times for Friday nights events listed in MBO.  If you attend a morning or noon class you are not guaranteed a certified judge, which is a requirement to validate scores, but we will do our best to accommodate.  You’ll also miss out on all the fun and adrenaline later that day.

For the Friday Night Lights, you will sign-up for a heat just as you do for classes.  It’s important to note that the time (heat) you sign-up for is the time your WOD will begin, so you’ll want to get there earlier to get with the Warmup Coach and get warm.

FOOD
Fate Brewing Co.
will be on-site with its smoker to provide food for purchase.  Life of Riley Foods will be providing gifts for the raffles and have a booth setup for sampling and information.  We encourage everyone to stick around for food, friends, and fun and feel free to BYOB for the happy hour after the last event.

LOGGING YOUR SCORES
Once you have completed the WOD you will be handed a slip of paper with your score and your judges name on it.  You will need to submit that information to the CrossFit Games site for validation and can do so using the shop computer before you even leave!  Score submissions are due by Monday at 5pm and they take no exceptions.  We will do an initial round of validation on Sunday so you may not see your score until then.  We will do a final score validation on Monday.

This is as much a social as it is a competition so please bring your friends and family too!

Athletes from other CrossFits are welcome to participate if they are registered for The Open, but please reserve your spot by contacting stefanie@crossfitroots.com in advance.

See you all Friday!

Questions?  Post to comments. 

The First Live Announcement is Thursday! 

Are you signed up for The Open?  Register here by Friday!

Deadlift
10-10-10-10-10 reps

The First Live Announcement is Thursday!

Tomorrow officially kicks off the 2015 Games season with the announcement of the first Open workout.  CrossFit will broadcast LIVE from Canton, MA where immediately after Dave Castro announces the workout, top athletes Rich Froning and Matt Fraser, will go head to head.

Tune in to games.crossfit.com at 6pm MST to hear the workout and watch the head to head workout.  As always, we’ll be streaming the live announcement on the TV at the shop. 

You can click here to see the match-ups for the five Open workouts.  We all know who we’ll be cheering for during Week 5 as Camille Leblanc-Bazinet goes head to head with former champs Briggs and Thorisdottir in Las Vegas.

This is something you don’t want to miss!