IM Open Final Scores plus more...

And with that, The 2018 SCCF Intramural Open (and The Reebok CrossFit Games 2018 Open) is over!  The thrusters have been thrusted, the chests have touched the bar, the lungs have been scorched and the muscles have been tortured with 5 weeks of epic competition.

The final scores are in………

But first, the 18.5 data:

Team Madison scored 46 performance points and 13 judging points for 56 in total on 18.5.  Rachel and Danni each earned 4 points for their team.

Team Aromas scored 54 performance points and 17 judging points for 71 in total on 18.5.  Rui, Sara F and Nat all chipped in 5 points each.

Team Carson were inspired by their captains Zuber and Gaby who led by example with 9 and 8 points respectively.  The team as a whole scored 54 performance points and a massive 25 judging points for 79 in total on 18.5.

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The MVPs from each team across the whole five weeks of action are as follows:

Team Madison - Sam L = 26 & Joe R = 22

Team Aromas - Ben P = 32 & Sara F = 30

Team Carson - Zuber = 40 & Hannah L = 28

Which leads us nicely into the final team totals:

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In 3rd place, Team Madison = 364 points

In 2nd place, Team Aromas = 428 points

And...

 

Your 2018 IM Open winners, Team Carson = 469 points

Team Carson will be celebrated on the wall in the gym as soon as their victory banner arrives!

With the close of the IM Open, it’s also time to launch pre-orders on the next batch of exclusive merchandise.

In the positive spirit with which The IM Open has been conducted, we’ve decided to commemorate it with the assertion that SCCF ES BUENO!

Please head over to the ZP store to see all the colour options and to grab yours before the deadline of Saturday 14th April.

NB, all members of Team Carson are eligible for a 10% discount on their SCCF ES BUENO order, please email mike@secondcitycrossfit.co.uk to order instead of going through the website

Post-Open Programming

Now that The CrossFit Games Open is over for another year, it’s time to switch things up a little bit. 

So, whilst the previous 5 weeks have had a structure in place built around putting out your best performance on a Friday, they’ve also served as a testing ground for various concepts and ideas.  The feedback we’ve had from the Wednesdays when WOD classes have been a similar format to the Balance, Strength and Structure classes has been overwhelmingly positive.  People have also expressed some level of surprise that even though Thursdays have had a reasonably high volume of work in them, they’ve still felt fresh and recovered for Fridays.

The next 11 weeks will take elements from a Westside-inspired conjugate system of strength development (with some days being heavier, some days being about moving light weights fast and some days focusing on getting plenty of high quality reps in), blended with lots of opportunities to raise your level of aerobic development (think heavy breathing but sustained effort levels), plenty of chances to spend time working on some of the smaller, sometimes neglected supporting muscles (single arm, single leg and tempo work) and weekly doses of classic CrossFit in a team based setting.

All of these elements when blended together give you the best chance over the next eleven weeks, to experience new styles of training, different movements and new forms of growth physically and mentally.

There are four main reasons behind this subtle shift that will carry us through the next eleven weeks:

1 - From various conversations with you guys and girls, it’s became clear that pushing the intensity button really hard a couple of days a week has left you feeling pretty tired and beaten up.

2 - Building a more sturdy base of healthy muscles and joints will allow longer term development of higher skilled movements as well as the ability to move larger loads.

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3 - Summer is coming (honestly, it really is!) and we want you guys to look and feel the best you can by the time the sun comes out.

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4 - Anyone that doesn't periodise their training in some way, shape or form is drastically increasing their risks of getting injured and/or burned out.

Now that there could be as many as three BSS-style days of programming in a regular week we have temporarily taken the 1800 class on a Monday off the timetable - now there are way more opportunities for you to work in similar styles of classes without having to try and make sure you're free on a Monday evening.

IM Open Team Scores 18.4

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Dave Castro shows what many of us were feeling when 18.4's new handstand press up target line was announced!

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The barbell started heavy and got heavier whilst the gymnastics skills started hard and got harder - a classic Open workout for everyone to take part in at last Friday's main event.  This week saw PBs all over the place with people getting inverted and having a great time with their friends.

Team Aromas scored 64 performance points and 28 judging points this week for a total of 92, with Sophie P leading from the front with 8 (4+4), closely followed by Antonio who chipped in 6 (3+3).

Team Madison managed to pick up 59 points this week, with 50 of those coming from performances.  Sam L was the top scorer with 5 (4+1).

Team Carson extended their lead during 18.4 by adding 96 points to their total, made up of 63 from performances and 33 from judging!  Joint top scorers were Clem and Emma Mc who both contributed 6 points - and Emma's were ALL from judging!

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This means that the team running totals are as follows:

Team Aromas = 357 points

Team Madison = 301 points

Team Carson = 390 points

 

Again, all image credits go to Beyond The WhiteBoard