Why I’m Doing the CrossFit Open, Part 5 – Parry    February 27 2014

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DON’T FORGET to sign-up for a heat on MBO if you’re coming to the Friday Night Throwdown TONIGHT!  Doors open at 3:30pm and the first heat starts at 4:00pm!

Workout 14.1

Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 10 minutes of:
30 double-unders
75-lb. power snatches, 15 reps

Post rounds and reps completed to comments and/or register and submit your results as part of the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games Open.

Parry is doing the Open for his third year in a row.   He's also the friendliest guy we know - have a question about the Open?  Ask Parry about his experience!

Parry is doing the Open for his third year in a row. He’s also the friendliest guy we know – have a question about the Open? Ask Parry about his experience!

Why I’m Doing the CrossFit Open, Part 5 – Parry

Read below for our fifth installment of the 2014 series – Why I’m Doing the CrossFit Open.

Below, Parry dishes why he’s doing the CrossFit Open for his THIRD consecutive year.

#1 – Fun

The 3-2-1 GO I’ve grown accustom to hearing doing my time at Roots becomes just a bit  more exciting during the open and the scene at Roots is always a blast.

#2 – Challenge

Who does seven minutes of burpees or 150 wall balls as just part of a WOD? You do, that’s who! Who knows, you may even hit a PR or accomplish something you didn’t know you could do. I’ve seen people hit their first chest to bar pull-up during the Open and I got my first snatch @ 135 pounds during an Open WOD two years ago. My score for that WOD was only 1 rep better than I expected, but it felt like I had accomplished something much bigger.

#3 – Camaraderie

I always enjoy catching up with the friends I’ve made at Roots that I haven’t worked out with in a while and I like meeting new members. It is also so great to see the Roots coaches throw down and go hard during the Open. How often do you get to see Ryan Landis doing WOD’s or get the chance to cheer for Nicole during a workout? Come and give your friends and coaches at Roots encouragement and have a good time.

  • http://twitter.com/gaard Sam Gaard

    Downloaded the crossfitgames app before the 14.1 announcement and noticed four people signed up during the broadcast. Gonna be fun.

  • http://www.crossfitroots.com Nicole Christensen

    Check out the blog post we did on strategy for this workout way back in 2011! http://crossfitroots.com/6803/theyre-back/

  • wendy

    Double Unders – YAHOO!!!!
    Let the games begin!!

  • Maggie F

    Wait, Wendy, don’t you mean double unders, ARGH!!!! :)

  • wendy

    No Maggie, ARGH is for the snatches!!
    …but I am trying not to think about those…