The CrossFit Open unites hundreds of thousands of athletes around the world to compete in the world's largest participatory sporting event. Beginning March 11, this year’s Open will be the most accessible in CrossFit history, with flexible options for participants to compete either at their local gym or at home, with or without equipment.
Weighted chest-to-bar pull-up 1-1-1-1-1 reps
Weighted dip 1-1-1-1-1 reps
Run 1 mile for time
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This workout involves three max efforts. Ideally, each lifting set will be as heavy as possible. The lifting portion is then followed by a mile run time trial, a benchmark distance. Newer athletes should choose modifications that challenge the pull and the push. Intermediate athletes can do this workout as prescribed.
Beginner Option: Jumping pull-up, slow descend 5-5-5-5-5 reps Jumping dip, slow descend 5-5-5-5-5 reps Jog 1 mile for time
Dr. David Johnson is a brain and spinal neurosurgeon who has had a pioneering role in the establishment of multidisciplinary spinal practices and holistic care for neurosurgical patients in Brisbane, Australia. He is also the co-owner of CrossFit Neuro, the first clinical CrossFit affiliate. By combining his passion for CrossFit, Olympic weightlifting, neurosurgery, and science, Dr. Johnson works to deliver the fundamental message that learning to move proficiently is key to preventing movement dysfunction which can lead to chronic back pain symptoms. Many of Dr. Johnson's patients go on to become members of his affiliate as a part of their recovery process to rehabilitate and to avoid future spine surgery.
“I kept imaging myself dead and people carrying me to my final resting place. And I kept imagining them complaining about this heavy person that they need to carry. … I didn’t want that to be my legacy.”
“Having a place where people can come and not just being judged on their physical capabilities but also giving a place to heal mentally and emotionally is what I wanted to foster, and I think CrossFit does that.”
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