2013 Reebok Crossfit Open Starts in 9 Day’s

Registration is now open for the 2013 Crossfit Open. The 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games season is a three-stage test of fitness, comprised of the Open, Regionals, and the world championships, the CrossFit Games.
We are setting up two teams for the open this year. Crossfit Wilmington Team A will be headed up by Cody and comprised of our athlete’s who have been training together over the last  three months. Team Crossfit Wilmington will be headed up by Josh and will be comprised of Crossfit Wilmington instructors and member’s.

To register for the 2013 Crossfit Open, click here.




Bench Press – 1 RM (5 if training at CFW 5 weeks or less)

21 thoughts on “2013 Reebok Crossfit Open Starts in 9 Days

  1. Anonymous says:

    That is possibly the most ignorant comment I’ve ever seen posted here. If you actually gave an effort to developing a 1rm you might learn how to exert true force. You would also learn to increase the weight you use for those Crossfit style workouts you don’t give real effort to either.

  2. josh says:

    The members of Crossfit Wilmington have been put a lot of time and effort into the current strength cycle that is accumulating in this weeks max testing across the main lifts of the Back Squat, Bench Press, Deadlift and Shoulder Press. Over the last 8 weeks there has been improved muscle imbalances, increased range of motion, improved technique and based on yesterdays many PR’s, many great strength gains.
    Do not look at this week as an easy (or boring) week of coming in throwing up a weight and leaving. We are not just having you test your max rep, we are teaching you how to test for that max rep. Seeing the improvement of a 1 rep max (or a multiple rep max) will give you sense of accomplishment that you have set a bench-mark, which in turn gives you a target to shoot for in the next strength cycle.
    To all you guy’s who hit new PR’s yesterday ,congrats! You guy’s put in the “effort” and it showed in your strength gains.

  3. t. says:

    I’m not sure which Jennifer I’m replying to so I don’t want to mistakenly assume you know or do not know anything about lifting or the benefits therein. I’ll just try to help you understand why we, and all successful gyms, Crossfits and fitness programs, program heavy and 1rm lifts into our programming.

    There are many folks that feel the same way you do about lifting. Most simply do not understand the benefits of lifting heavy. They don’t understand b/c they’ve never experienced it. Since I’m unsure which Jennifer I’m replying to, I’m not sure what the context is that you’ve reached your verdict that 1 rep max effort is “not a workout”. I assure you that you are incorrect. It may not be a workout you feel like you get much out of. That could be for numerous reasons… maybe lifting isn’t your thing and you like metcons. Maybe you have not developed the capacity to really tax your CNS at 1 rep max effort. It takes time and… well, an effort. If it’s not your “cup o’ tea” then so be it. I would submit to you the folks that understand physiology know that max effort at 1 rep does more for us than 50 reps at 20% effort.

    So while you may enjoy the strength training and the 1 rep testing at the end of it, you might just embrace it as a means to improve the other parts of our program you do enjoy. The strongest, fastest, and leanest members at any gym take this type of training very seriously. I’d suggest that if you did the same, your results would undoubtedly get a boost from it.

    Either way we appreciate your feedback. We get the same thing from those who like to lift heavy when we start programming lightweight / high rep stuff. I promise you I would not waste your, or any member’s, time by posting a “non workout”.

    Congrats to all you guys and gals on your new prs! Get good rest tonight and come in pumped for a new bench max. Get some!!!

  4. Sensei says:

    Fitness is not only about running your face into a wall “for time”. If you think about it Jennifer, your comment lead s us to believe that you have a “drive thru” mentality when it comes to fitness.

    Enjoy the good steak, instead of just shoving your face full of fast food.

    Have a great day guys!

  5. Andrew says:

    If anyone thinks that training their 1RM isn’t a workout…feel free to come workout with the powerlifting guys and gals. If a true 1RM doesn’t smoke you like cheap crack, it’s because you suck at lifting. Period.

  6. t. says:

    Andrew… you just made me think. Powerlifting is the one exercise based sport that not only allows for, but almost promotes being overweight and eating whatever you want. You’d think it would be the most popular sport in the US.

  7. Andrew says:

    Haha you’d think so on the surface. I mean, Brooklyn Pizza is delicious. But then you look at what you’re asking people to do. Putting enough weight on your back or in your hands that you tear shit or black out. Going home after a squat day filled with band and chain tension, feeling like you’ve got the flu. And waking up the same way the next morning. It scares people. It’s much sexier to run that light metcon of 50 reps @ 20%. And abs. Gotta have abs.

  8. Andrew says:

    Wait a sec…why are we limiting ourselves to a single large pizza? A single would be like 50%…more like speed work. I’m thinking we’ve gotta at least get up to 90-95% before I have to start cinching the belt down. Two larges…at least.

  9. t. says:

    Jeremy… any idea at what time hack they referenced the article? I pressed through it… mostly on fast forward, but didn’t hear anything about the Fish Oil stuff.

  10. Jenn says:

    Just wanted to clear my name. The Jennifer that commented above is not the Jenn Welker that trains at 6AM. We don’t get to test benchmarks often (especially 1 RM) and it is always a favorite of mine. Too bad I have been out of town most of the week.

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