The 2017 CrossFit Games Open Qualifier is a worldwide online competition. There is one Open workout a week for 5 weeks. The workouts are announced live (with top CrossFit Games athletes performing the workout) every Thursday night at 5pm on games.crossfit.com. The workouts for each week must be completed and posted on your athlete profile by 5pm the following Monday. You can perform the Open workouts as RX'd or Scaled (even mixing scaled and RX'd week to week). There are also teenage divisions and masters aged divisions (masters starts at 35 years old for the first time).
On Fridays for the next 5 weeks, the programming for the day will be the Open workout for that week. 6:00am and 12pm sessions will be as scheduled, but all the afternoon sessions are cancelled. Instead, there will be Open gym from 4:30 to 7:30. When you arrive to the gym, you will be assigned a judge and we will run continuous heats. Once you finish, please make sure that you take a turn judging someone else.
Please register for the Open, so we can create a custom leaderboard for our gym. It's only $20 to register. When you register you get to see how you stack up against your CFoF Family, other athletes across the world, and top CrossFit Games athletes. Plus, you get to put your own little piece of artwork on the whiteboard with all the rest of us who are going to suffer with you.
Obviously, Chyna and I have quite a collection of QALO rings......
At the time of this posting, it's still Valentine's Day and love is in the air! For those of you living an active lifestyle, have you checked out QALO rings yet? Silicone rings made for the active. Chyna and I don't even have metal rings. We exchanged white QALO rings at our wedding. You can even order custom stamped rings.
I was surfing the internet looking for something to post tonight when I just happened to notice the picture that is the cover photo for the CFoF Family Facebook page. This picture was made the cover photo for the page on March 15th, 2015. Some of the people in this picture don't train at CFOF, but they are definitely family. All the people with red dots on their faces were all people that worked out religiously at CrossFit of Fremont (and we love you ALL). CrossFit of Fremont was in their blood and an integral part of their life. Less than one year later....they are gone. Why? LIFE. People move. People get new jobs. People have kids. Some people just realize that CrossFit is not their gig. WE GET IT! Life throws curveballs. It's all good. In eleven years of owning a CrossFit gym, I could put a red dot on hundreds of faces who quit just for the fact that they don't like to work hard.
Kudos to all of you who come in day in and day out no matter what life throws at you. For those that had life throw too much shit at them or those of you who were just in need of a hiatus, we understand. Just know you are always welcome if you ever decide to come back!
Chyna and I with the Original Misfits,Drew Crandall and Seth Page.
Chyna and I were very fortunate to have spent the weekend in Somerset, New Jersey at KLEW CrossFit for the Misfit Athletics Open Prep Training Camp. I was scared shitless to attend this camp because I don't follow the Misfit programming. I definitely got my ass handed to me, but it ended up being a TOTAL blast! Check out the full review of the camp on my Instagram account (freddycamacho65).
Well..... I'm in again! Are you in? If you are not in, REGISTER! We haven't hashed out all the details yet, but this year CrossFit of Fremont will be doing our own "Friday Night Lights". You'll be able to do the Open workouts in heats, with a judge, and pumped up with adrenaline from your gym family cheering you on! It is gonna be AWESOME!
Sign up for the 2017 CrossFit Games Open at games.crossfit.com. The Open is for everyone. There are teen, masters, and scaled divisions. Let's do this!
Sometimes when I write this blog, I am not sure where a thought in my head is going to take me. Tonight, I knew I wanted to talk about the overhead squat since it is the strength movement for Level Two. The OHS is definitely a movement I personally struggle with on the regular. I started tonight's post by trying to find a picture of really bad OHS form and figured I would take it from there. I typed "overhead squat fail" into Google and started scrolling through the images. I came across this pic of Jameson that was posted on the CFoF website in 2012. This is definitely not a FAIL photo!
Jameson is not a CrossFitter. Jameson is not a weightlifter. How is that he can overhead squat with perfect form without ever working out regularly??? When we were young little boys and girls, our bodies and our brains were capable of doing amazing things. As a child, your body had not been subjected to the life of an adult. As you get older, you spend less time being in positions that are natural to the human body and spend a lot more time in positions that fuck you up.
Once you realize that you let your youth slip away, the real work begins. Hit up Google and search for websites that help your older body perform your like your younger body. Key words are MOBILITY and FLEXIBILITY.
Who is the best driver at CrossFit of Fremont?????
Woot! Woot! I have ALWAYS wanted to check this place out. The CrossFit of Fremont Director of Fun (Brenda) has planned another amazing event. All racers will pay their own fees. Afterward, we will pick a place to grab some grub and drinks. We will put a sign-up sheet near the check in area. Please make sure you sign-up before next weekend so we can let the race track know how many are coming.