Get Ready for 2012

The dust has settled from the 2011 CrossFit Games.  We crowned the fittest man and women in a three day competition that included a swim in the ocean, handstand walking, olympic weightlifting, rope climbs, monkey bars, sled drags, and just plain old guts. 

So, it’s now time to get ready for the 2012 CrossFit Games season which begins in February 2012.  From the Games website, here is some information on the Open:

The Games season will begin with the Open, a worldwide online competition with one workout per week. The Open will run for five weeks, from February 22 to March 25. Anyone can compete in the Open, regardless of fitness level or experience. More than 26,000 athletes from around the world took part in the 2011 season, and 2012 promises to be even larger.

In order to participate in the Open, athletes can do the workouts at their local affiliate or film their attempt from their garage gym. All scores and videos are then submitted to the Open website, which allows athletes to track how they match up with athletes in their region and around the world.

This is the now the preseason.  Now is the time to get healthy, work on your weaknesses, maintain your strengths, set your goals, and getting mentally focused for the start of the season. 

Get excited because CrossFit Merge is going to be fully engaged in the upcoming competition season that is sure to be full of tough workouts and good times. 

Skill:

4 x 100 meter sprints

Rest 60 seconds between sprints

Workout of the Day (WOD):

For time, complete:

10 handstand push-ups (sub as difficult as possible push-ups)

20 calories on the rower

30 pull-ups

40 dumbbell push presses (40#/25# for women)

50 kettlebell swings (53#/35# for women)

Run the short block

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I know D1 is focusing his efforts on the Masters Division of the CrossFit Games Open.

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