My Prediction for the Crossfit Open 15.1 Announcement

My Prediction for the Crossfit Open 15.1 Announcement

My Prediction for the Crossfit Open 15.1 Announcement
Thursday, the Crossfit Games season officially starts when Games Director Dave Castro reveals the first workout of the Crossfit Open. Much like 2014, this announcement will be held at a Crossfit affiliate with an ensuing demonstration by popular athletes.
The first Open workout (15.1) will be announced at Reebok Crossfit ONE in Canton, Massachusetts, and this announcement will be followed by a live workout done by Rich Froning and Mat Fraser. Froning has won the last four Crossfit Games and has since retired from individual competition. Fraser, on the other hand, is more of a newcomer, but he put his name on the map by finishing second overall during the 2014 Games.
With the excitement building for the Open announcement, I decided to make a random guess about what the workout would be. Obviously, I have no inside information, so my guess will be purely speculative. Let’s see if I am even close.
My Official Prediction (Pure Speculation): 9-minute amrap of ascending rep overhead squats and muscle ups. 3, 6, 9… Last year, the Open involved a workout with chest to bar pullups and overhead squats. While this prediction will be similar to last year’s workout, I feel okay about the guess because I have noticed a pattern where Castro will either repeat an old workout or use it as a basis for something new. Overhead squats are a nice way to kick off the Open in that they require core strength, balance, and dedication. Plus, overhead squats look badass when you pile on the weight. Muscle-ups are an evolution of the pullups that will increase the difficulty of the workout and provide some variety. Finally, the rep scheme and time will take the workout from simple to brutal very quickly, which could throw off the competitors.
Overhead squats are the best. Honestly, I’m probably way off with my prediction, but that’s ok. I would love to see Froning and Fraser go head-to-head in a workout involving Olympic style lifts and gymnastics just to see how their differing strengths affect the event. If you are interested in participating in the 2015 Crossfit Open, click here to register.

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