The CrossFit Community is all a-buzz today as the first day of The 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games season gets underway with the online Open. Last year, the Open drew a crowd of 209,000 athletes competing from all around the world and this year promises to be even bigger.
Can you feel the insanity?
Five workouts over five weeks, the Open tests athletes to the limit in the hopes they will qualify to the next round. Each athlete has four days to complete the week’s workout, recording his or her best results to the Games site.
CrossFit Open 2015 Workout Schedule
- 15.1: Feb 26 – March 2
- 15.2: March 5-9
- 15.3: March 12-16
- 15.4: March 19-23
- 15.5: march 26-30
While the Games are geared towards athletes who have reached a certain athletic level, there are scaled down versions of the weekly workouts that you can try.
Some people mix up the Games with what CrossFit is all about. The Games is a spinoff of CrossFit and is for people who want to take it to the next level. For me, it’s about establishing functional movements to fight off decrepitude. It helps build stronger minds and stronger bodies ~ CrossFit Athlete, Neal Maddox.
We thought we’d share with you the 3 Bars of Death or Linda – the workout that got CrossFit Athlete, Neal Maddox, hooked for life.
Linda or 3 Bars of Death
This is a great workout to try if weight lifting is your thing. Perform 10 sets of each exercise for a time score:
- Barbell Deadlift (at 1.5 body weight)
- Power Clean (at .75 body weight)
- Barbell Bench Press – Medium Grip (at body weight)
After the first set of ten, you’ll start at the beginning, working your way through this sequence of reps: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
It takes time to build strength and volume. Don’t just slam your body into it. Work with your body. As you get stronger, then you can build volume. That way you’ll avoid injuries. There are too many people jumping into the sport and trying to do what the athletes have been doing for years. It takes time ~ Neal Maddox.
The Fitmark Team