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NO BULL CrossFit Games Open 2021 // THE RECAP

It’s done ! Once again. The 2021 Open is history !  What a great three weeks. 

81 members of CrossFit Basel/Downtown participated, making CrossFit Basel the box with the second most registrations in the whole German-speaking area of Europe (including Germany and Austria). This is awesome !

The circumstances were definitely special, but we are extremely satisfied with how we managed to stage this great event together. As announced in advance, many went above and beyond, did double-unders, wall-walks, toes-to-bar, kipping pull-ups or chest-to-bar pull-ups for the first time, or achieved feats you didn’t think you could do. The Power of Community !

The Open 2021 ended with not one (!) but two (!) workouts: 21.3 and 21.4. These workouts combined our gymnastic and olympic weightlifting skills and pushed us to the limits one last time ! 

21.3

For total time:

15 front squats
30 toes-to-bars
15 thrusters
Then, rest 1 minute before continuing with:
15 front squats
30 chest-to-bar pull-ups
15 thrusters
Then, rest 1 minute before continuing with:
15 front squats 
30 bar muscle-ups
15 thrusters 

Workout 21.4 begins immediately upon completing or reaching the time cap for 21.3.   95 lb. for the front squats and thrusters. Time cap: 15 min.

21.4

Complete the following complex for max load:

1 deadlift
1 clean
1 hang clean
1 jerk

Time begins immediately following the completion of 21.3. Time cap: 7 min.

Well done to all and congratulations on your well-deserved success ! As expected, you showed up at each event, fight through the pain and supported each other. With this special outdoor open edition, we showed that we are able to adapt and to grow stronger together in any kind of situation. 

Now some numbers and final performance analysis:

For the 21.3 and 21.4

In the women category: 

21.3                                                21.4

Congrats to Mandy and Nora for winning the 21.3 and the 21.4 event in the box. 

In the men category: 

21.3                                                21.4

Congrats to Nicolas F. and Ramon for winning the 21.3 and the 21.4 event in the box. 

Overall

CFBS-CFBS Downtown Top Ten Women Leaderboard:

Congrats to Katrin Luethy who earned the title of the fittest women of the Box and to Coach Mandy and Alice who are sharing the second place ! 

CFBS-CFBS Downtown Top Ten Men Leaderboard:

In the men category, congrats to Nicolas Fischer  who earned the title of the fittest men of the Box and to Nikola Jevtic for his second rank and coach Tom Witzig (first time in the open!) for his third rank. 

We can find some of these names on the swiss leaderboard again:

Swiss – MEN:
68. Nikola JEVTIC
71. Tom WITZIG

Swiss – WOMEN:
34. Katrin LUETHY
40. Alice MINGHETTI 
44. Mandana ZEHTABCHI 
72. Athimed El Taher

Swiss – MEN (35-39):
19. Ramon Gysin
81. Oli Sutter

Swiss – WOMEN (35-39):
4. Katrin LUETHY
33. Tania GARITO
43. Nathalie SCHÄFER
45. Franziska GRASSINGER

Swiss – MEN (40-44):
71. Borna MUELLER
97. Fabian BOHL
98. Rodrigo DELGADO

Swiss – WOMEN (40-44):
21. Sandra LIETZAU
38. Anna HIRSCHMANN
56. Anja FANKHAUSER
66. Tanja RÜEGG

Swiss – MEN (45-49):
22. Gabriel GEE-JAY JENNY
25. Marc HELL
38. Francis FINK
48. Chris PADAIN

Swiss – WOMEN (45-49):
24. Gabriela GOGEL
36. Sonja RAHM

Swiss – WOMEN (50-54):
14. Katharina BARMETTLER

Swiss – MEN (55-59):
9. Adrian Gasser

FINAL standings of CrossFit Basel and CrossFit Basel Downtowns internal Open competition:

Team Scrambled Legs secured the victory but two other teams rest is very close together! Congrats to Team Bacon-Lauchs and Vallabilla.


THANK YOU !

Now it’s time thanks everyone who was involved:

Fist I want to thank Ramon who made the open possible  during this challenging period. I also would like to thank Alice, Mandy, Tara, Nicolas, Tom, Sami, Niklas and Fabiola for their help. Ramon and the coaches were up late to lead the heats and resonate with you. Thanks a lot for your all the extra effort you have put in ! Next our photographer, Elena. Thank a lot for capturating all these magical moments.  And a special thanks to Dino for the construction of the rack which made 21.3 possible !

Last but not least, we want to thank everyone who participated in this very special edition of the CrossFit Games Open. All of you have give your best (and ever more!) and prove that the community is alive ! 

Stay strong and once again, we showed that we are #strongertogether !

See you soon online or outdoor !

Athi 


NO BULL CROSSFIT GAMES OPEN 2021 21.1

NO BULL CROSSFIT GAMES OPEN 2021 21.2

Recap from the Open 2019

Recap from the Open 2018

NO BULL CROSSFIT GAMES OPEN 2021 21.2

Open Workout 21.2

Picture: Elena W. 

21.2 was a repeater of 17.1, some knew the struggle already. Burpees, box jumps and snatch ? What a nightmare ! But you did great ! As we say, we should be thankful for our struggles because without them we wouldn’t stumbled across our strength.

Workout 21.2

Picture: Elena W. 

For time:

10 dumbbell snatches
15 burpee box jump-overs
20 dumbbell snatches
15 burpee box jump-overs
30 dumbbell snatches
15 burpee box jump-overs
40 dumbbell snatches
15 burpee box jump-overs
50 dumbbell snatches
15 burpee box jump-overs

15/22.5kg dumbbell, 20/24 in. box

Time cap: 20 min.

    

Picture: Elena W. 

All details here.

Here is the CFBS-Top-Ten-leaderboard für das 21.2

In the women category:

And in the men category:

The Top 3 female at CrossFit Basel and CFBaselDowntown are:

The Top 3 male at CrossFit Basel and CFBaselDowntown are:


Congratulation to our internal top female and male Athlete, Katrin Luethy and Nicolas Fisher. A special applause to Katrin who was 29 sec faster than in 2017 (17.1).

Current standings of CrossFit Basel and CrossFit Basel Downtowns internal Open competition:

REMINDER:  This is how you can help your team score points:

1 point for showing up and posting a score online (no matter what category you compete).
5 points if all teammates earn an official score on the workout.
1-3 points per athlete that finishes in the top three in the box (male/female, 1st 3 points, 2nd 2 points, 3rd 1 point).
5 points for the team with the best spirit.
8 points (team) – Team Bonding: If your team gets together socially outside of the gym (ALL of you – pic posted on our FB page as proof)…you get points. This is a one time bonus, you can do it as many times as you like but it will only earn you points once. It can be done at any point during the three weeks.

Do not forget, it is about to work out together and have FUN !! 

Be ready for the last workout tomorrow ! It is coming … 

NO BULL CROSSFIT GAMES OPEN 2021 21.1

Open Workout 21.1

Picture: Elena W. 

Thursday night, March the 11th 2021, the first WOD of the CrossFit Games Open was released. Some woke up at night to check their phones but everyone was excited to see what’s going on.

And there it was:  Workout 21.1

For time:

1 wall walk
10 double-unders
3 wall walks
30 double-unders
6 wall walks
60 double-unders
9 wall walks
90 double-unders
15 wall walks
150 double-unders
21 wall walks
210 double-unders

Time cap: 15 min.

Picture: Elena W. 

All details here.

Oh yeah, killer shoulder workout ! As often, looked easy on paper, but it was a real sucker. Well done to all and congratulations on your well-deserved success !

Picture: Elena W. 

77 athletes registered for our two boxes ! Here is the CFBS-Top-Ten-leaderboard

In the women category:

And in the men category:

The Top 3 female at CrossFit Basel and CFBaselDowntown are:

The Top 3 male at CrossFit Basel and CFBaselDowntown are:

Congratulation to our internal top female and male Athlete, Mandana Zehtabchi and Nikola Jevtic. A special applause to the outstanding performance of our coach Mandy. With her performance, she is sitting in the 13th position overall in Switzerland! If you want to become a Wall Walk master like Mandy, don’t forget to register for her gymnastic classes.

Also congratulations to all the first timer, who did their first CrossFit Open Workout! You did great and I hope it was at least a little bit of fun.

Current standings of CrossFit Basel and CrossFit Basel Downtowns internal Open competition:

Don’t forget to give name to your team. This is how you can help your team score points:

1 point for showing up and posting a score online (no matter what category you compete).
5 points if all teammates earn an official score on the workout.
1-3 points per athlete that finishes in the top three in the box (male/female, 1st 3 points, 2nd 2 points, 3rd 1 point).
5 points for the team with the best spirit.
8 points (team) – Team Bonding: If your team gets together socially outside of the gym (ALL of you – pic posted on our FB page as proof)…you get points. This is a one time bonus, you can do it as many times as you like but it will only earn you points once. It can be done at any point during the three weeks.

Do not forget, it is about to work out together and have FUN !!

Let’s see what come tomorrow ! Stay tuned for the 20.2

RESULTS SWISS TEAM CHALLENGE 2019 @ CrossFit Basel


-DE- English below-

#STCH2019 #workouttogether #havefuntogether

Das diesjährige Motto wurde voll erfüllt!

Zum 10. Jährigen Jubiläum der Swiss Team CHallenge nahmen rund 766 Teams (über 3000 CrossFit-AthletInnen), in über 80 Boxen schweizweit die Challenge in Angriff.

Davon 9 Firebreather, 26 Regular und 5 Rookie Teams die in unserer Box, CrossFit Basel antraten. Wir freuten uns auch dieses Jahr wieder über den Besuch von externen Teams und senden viele Grüsse an Reebok CrossFit Augsburg, CrossFit Barbell Bros und CrossFit Lörrach! Großartig, dass ihr da ward!

Schon um 8h startete die Registration und der erste Kaffee wurde an der Bar gezaubert und um 8:45h konnten wir alle Teilnehmer und Zuschauer begrüssen. Die Aufregung vor dem ersten Event um 9h stieg langsam…

Event 1/WOD 1 & 2 war ein klassischer Auftakt für die Swiss Team CHallenge. Eine Person stehts auf dem Rower und die anderen drei kämpften sich durch Double Unders, KB swings, KB snatches, Handstand push ups, sowohl strict als auch kipping, und box jumps. Wer es soweit schaffte und das Ende erreichte, wurde mit AMRAP Partner Wall Balls belohnt. Absprache und Zusammenarbeit waren gefragt. Danach waren alle gut aufgewärmt und endgültig im Wettkampf-Modus!

Event 2 bestand aus 3 separat gewerteten Teilen. Wod 3 war ein 5min AMRAP Barbell Complex, bestehend aus jeweils 5 shoulder to overhead, 5 frontsquats und 5 power cleans. Ohne Pause gings dann in den heavy Teil der Swiss Team CHallenge. 10 Minuten hatten die TeilnehmerInnen Zeit um ihr 1 RM Clean and Jerk des Tages zu finden, es durfte nur eine Stange verwendet werden. Das Stresslevel stieg kurz an um Gewichte zusammen zu zählen und die Stange richtig zu beladen. Im Anschluss folgte wieder ein 5 Minuten AMRAP bestehend aus Ring Muscle up oder ring pull ups, Handstandwalk oder bearcrawl und Pistols oder Box step ups. Hier konnte man seine Skills zeigen.

Vor Event 3/WOD 8 & 9 wurden die bisherigen Ergebnisse ausgewertet und die letzten Heatlisten erstellt. Ausreichend Zeit um sich etwas in der Sonne zu entspannen, sich zu stärken und mit einem kalten Shake oder anderem Kaltgetränk an der Bar zu erfrischen. Bei dieser Gelegenheit ein fettes Dankeschön und Respekt an alle Helfer und Judges für die tolle Arbeit! Bereits zu diesem Zeitpunkt hattet ihr schon Grosses geleistet!

Event 3 bestand aus burpees, snatches, pull ups, thrusters, chest to bar pull ups, HEAVY partner deadlifts und bar muscle ups. Die Firebreathers durften einiges davon sogar synchron ausführen. Was für eine Stimmung zum Schluss!

Ein Time Cap von 26 Minuten war gesetzt. Für einige war früher Schluss, einige mussten bis zur letzten Minute kämpfen.

Das Geschrei und die Musik waren laut, die Stimmung war bombig und danach sah es auch so aus. Als hätte eine Bombe eingeschlagen. Grosses Kino. Alle waren erschöpft aber zufrieden als auch das letzte Heat gegen 18:00 durch war.

Im Anschluss wurde die ganzen Ranglisten schnellstmöglich erstellt und die Rangverkündigung begann.

Unsere Ranglisten für CrossFit Basel sieht folgendermassen aus:

Rookies:

1. Platz – Rock it out Rookies

2. Patz – Barbell Bros Rookies

3. Platz – Master Mix

Regulars:

1. Platz – MaMa RoSa

2. Patz – Mittagstisch

3. Platz – intimimteam

Firebreathers:

1. Platz – Traktor-Panzers

2. Platz – IKARUS

3. Platz – Obelix und die Lauchs

Wir sind stolz auf euch ALLE! Es war toll zu erleben, wie motiviert ihr seid und wie der Sport uns verbindet. Bleibt dran, habt Spass und es wird spannend sein, zu sehen, was wir noch alles gemeinsam erreichen können.

Man kann es nicht oft genug erwähnen: Ein grosses Dankeschön geht an die Organisatoren und das Team von CrossFit Basel und CrossFit Leman, an die „Ganztageshelfer“ beim Scoring (Pedee und Nicole!), an der Registration (Maike, Franziska), beim Auf- und Umbau (CrossFit Basel Coaches, Samuel, David, Alice, Pascale) und allen (!) Judges – einfach an jeden Helfer für jeden noch so „kleinen“ Handschlag und geplanten oder spontanen Einsatz! An Jaz für die Unterhaltung. An Nane Sele und an Döne für die top Verpflegung, Meat and Greet die mit ihrem Foodtruck vor Ort waren und uns mit Burgern versorgten und die Jungs und Mädels an der Bar. Ebenfalls ein grosses Dankeschön geht an unsere Sponsoren Nocco und Marcus Mcclain von CrossFit DACH und crossfitdeutschland. Last but not least natürlich auch an die starken Teams und an das fantastische Publikum!

Für mehr Material folgt uns auf unserer Facebook– und Homepage oder schaut euch die Fotos auf Flickr an.

Mehr zur Geschichte der Swiss Team CHallenge findet ihr hier:

2010

CF Basel participating: 15 Teams

Reports:

CF Basel
http://www.crossfitbasel.ch/de/2010/11/resultate-1-crossfit-team-ch-allenge

2011

8 Boxes, 34 Teams.

Reports:

CF Basel

http://www.crossfitbasel.ch/de/2011/09/crossfit-challenge-2011
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56lOGYuM6LA

2012

8 Boxes, 42 Teams.

Reports:

CF Basel

http://www.crossfitbasel.ch/en/2012/08/swiss-crossfit-team-challenge-2012
http://www.flickr.com/photos/crossfitbasel/sets/72157631214566658/

2013

13 Boxes, 87 Teams and 348 Athletes

https://vimeo.com/72715888

2014

27 Boxes, 184 Teams and 736 Athletes

http://blog.crossfitbasel.ch/2014/06/resultate-swiss-team-challenge-2014

2015

295 Teams and 1280 Athletes.

http://blog.crossfitbasel.ch/2015/06/swiss-team-challenge-2015

2016

2017

Report:

RESULTS SWISS TEAM CHALLENGE 2017 @ CrossFit Basel

2018

-English-

SWISS TEAM CHALLENGE 2019

#STCH2017 #Teamup #evenbigger

I think this year’s motto has been fulfilled!

For the tenth anniversary of the Swiss Team CHallenge, 766 teams, over 3000 CrossFit athletes, tackled the challenge in over 80 boxes throughout Switzerland. Of these, 9 firebreathers, 26 regular and 5 rookie teams competed in our box, CrossFit Basel. We were also happy about the visit of external teams this year and send many greetings to Reebok CrossFit Augsburg, CrossFit Barbell Bros and CrossFit Lörrach! It was great that you were here!

The registration started at 8am and the first coffee was conjured up at the bar. Nane Sele set up the stove for the hungry pack and at 8: 45h we welcomed all participants and spectators. The excitement before the first event at 9am rose slowly.

Event 1 / WOD 1 & 2 was a classic prelude to the Swiss Team Challenge. One person is standing on the rower and the other three fought their way through Double Unders, KB swings, KB snatches, handstand push ups, both strict and kipping, and box jumps. If you made it to the end, you were then rewarded with AMRAP Wall Balls. Agreement and cooperation were required. After that, everyone was well warmed up and finally in the mode!

Event 2 consisted of 3 separate parts. Wod 3 was a 5min AMRAP Barbell Complex consisting of 5 shoulder to overhead, 5 front squats and 5 power cleans. Without a break we went into the heavy part of the Swiss Team Challenge. For 10 minutes the participants had time to find their 1 RM Clean and Jerk of the day. The problem here, it was only allowed to use one barbell. This was followed by a 5 minute AMRAP ring of ring muscle up or ring pull ups, handstand walk or bearcrawl and pistols or box step ups. Here you could show your skills.

Event 3 / WOD 8 & 9 the previous results were evaluated and the last heat lists were created. Enough time to relax in the sun, fortify yourself and refresh yourself with a cold shake or cold drink at the bar. On this occasion, a big thank you and respect to all helpers and judges for the great work! Already at that time, you had done a great job! Event 3 consisted of burpees, snatches, pull ups, thrusters, chest to bar pull ups, HEAVY deadlifts and bar muscle ups. The Firebreathers were even forced to do some of this synchronized. What a mood at the end! A time cap of 26 minutes was set. Some had an end earlier, some had to fight until the last minute.

The screaming and the music was loud, the atmosphere was awesome and after that it looked like that. As if a bomb had hit. Big cinema. All were exhausted but satisfied as the last heat was around 18:00.

Afterwards, the whole rankings were created as fast as possible and the announcement of the rank began.

Our ranking lists for CrossFit Basel are as follows:

Rookies:

1. Platz – Rock it out Rookies

2. Patz – Barbell Bros Rookies

3. Platz – Master Mix

Regulars:

1. Platz – MaMa RoSa

2. Patz – Mittagstisch

3. Platz – intimimteam

Firebreathers:

1. Platz – Traktor-Panzers

2. Platz – IKARUS

3. Platz – Obelix und die Lauchs

Thank you to all the participants, volunteers and helpers, to the catering team, judges, and everybody who helped out.

Find more stuff on Facebook, our Homepage check out the pics on Flickr.

More to the history of Swiss Team CHallenge on the following links:

2010

CF Basel participating: 15 Teams

Reports:

CF Basel
http://www.crossfitbasel.ch/de/2010/11/resultate-1-crossfit-team-ch-allenge

2011

8 Boxes, 34 Teams.

Reports:

CF Basel

http://www.crossfitbasel.ch/de/2011/09/crossfit-challenge-2011
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56lOGYuM6LA

2012

8 Boxes, 42 Teams.

Reports:

CF Basel

http://www.crossfitbasel.ch/en/2012/08/swiss-crossfit-team-challenge-2012
http://www.flickr.com/photos/crossfitbasel/sets/72157631214566658/

2013

13 Boxes, 87 Teams and 348 Athletes

https://vimeo.com/72715888

2014

27 Boxes, 184 Teams and 736 Athletes

http://blog.crossfitbasel.ch/2014/06/resultate-swiss-team-challenge-2014

2015

295 Teams and 1280 Athletes.

http://blog.crossfitbasel.ch/2015/06/swiss-team-challenge-2015

2016

2017

Report:

RESULTS SWISS TEAM CHALLENGE 2017 @ CrossFit Basel

2018

CrossFit Games Open 2019 // RECAP

It’s done! Once again.

The CrossFit Open: every year, these five weeks stir up mixed emotions. A cocktail of expectancy, high hopes, impatience and joy mixed with apprehension, respect and maybe a pinch of fear.

The Open 2019 ended with 19.5. A nasty WOD witch included 105 thrusters and 105 chest to bar pull ups!

33-27-21-15-9 reps for time of:
95-lb. thrusters
Chest-to-bar pull-ups

Time cap: 20 minutes

Looks simple and „easy“ but it was a real mindf**k. A nice grueling finisher after 5 weeks of pure CrossFit. „Constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity.“

Some people are happy that it’s over. Sleepless Thursday-nights before the workout-announcement. The fear for Burpees and Thrusters…sore muscles and pain faces all over the place.

But as tough it was, it was also a great time to grow as a person and as a community. We had 106 CFBS/Downtown-Athletes who signed up for the Open 2019! Great work peeps! The team spirit was awesome and it was beautiful to see how you guys are helping each other out by cheering and offering support. That’s what those times are about. Growing stronger – physically and physiologically as a human.

This year the Open showed the direction of how the sport is developing. Weights and skills are getting „heavier“. The first time in history we saw a strict movement at the Open! More people chose the scaled variation. But that’s not a bad thing. It’s just an option to make the experience possible for more people. It is also showing us that almost nothing is impossible and that there’s always a way to improve and „get better than yesterday“.

Now some numbers and final performance analysis:

CFBS-CFBS Downtown Top Ten Leaderboard:

 

 

 

 

 

Congrats to Markus Wellenreiter who earned the title of the fittest of the Box!

CFBS / Downtown MEN

If we look at the men’s leaderboard we see Markus in the first place, Stephan Metzger second and Coach Marco and David share third place.

 

 

CFBS / Downtown WOMEN

On the women’s side, we see Coach Alice in first place. Just one point ahead of Lani Messner. Third place goes to our head coach of CrossFit Basel Downtown Pascale Herrmann.

So much respect for you all! Lifetime goals…just sayin’…

We can find some of these names on the swiss leaderboard again:

Swiss WOMEN (16-17):
3. Laila Miarelli

Swiss – MEN:
70. Markus Wellenreiter
86. Stephan Metzger

Swiss – WOMEN:
24. Alice Minghetti
26. Lani Messner
33. Pascale Herrmann
39. Mandana Zehtabchi

Swiss – MEN (35-39):
9. Markus Wellenreiter
12. Stephan Metzger
26. Ramon Gysin

Swiss – MEN (40-44):
17. Fabian Keller
50. Robert Flury

Swiss – MEN (45-49):
18. Marc Hell
36. Stefan Kündig
39. Nick Charnley
41. G-Jay

Swiss – MEN (55-59):
3. Adrian Gasser
8. David Stöckli

FINAL standings of CrossFit Basel and CrossFit Basel Downtowns internal Open competition:

Team Fight Clap secured the victory but the rest is very close together! Congrats to Team Fight Clap and their captains Linda Bräutigam and Lena Gebhart!

THANK YOU!

Now it’s time to say thank you to everyone who was involved and helped to make all this possible.

Fist I want to thank the Team Captains. You managed your team, where there if needed, ordered and designed shirts, answered thousands of questions and organized some team events outside of the box! 

Thanks for your effort Lani Messner, Jolanda Holzherr, Tabea Jandt, Linda Bräutigam, Lena Gebhart and Francis Fink. Without you the Open like we know it wouldn’t be possible!

Next are our photographers Lucie Pfändler and G-Jay. They came late at night or at the weekend to the box to capture these magical moments at the box. Maybe they captured someone’s first muscle up, outstanding performance or just some pain faces. Still, we are very grateful that you were there and took these cool pictures.

At the last Saturday, we had CrossFit DACH visiting us. Thanks a lot to Marcus Mcclain for coming over, do a lifestream on crossfitdeutschland Instagram account, bring some shirts and meat for the party later! In this manner, I want to thank Bejtula Jasari as well. He organized some or rather a lot of beverages for the party!

We must not forget the coaches. They did a lot of overtime in these 5 weeks, had to manage the special classes on Friday, answered all the questions about the Open and still had to perform when they did the WOD themselves. Thanks a lot for your extra effort over this exhausting time!

Last but not least we want to thank everyone who participated in this years CrossFit Games Open. It doesn’t matter if you are a veteran, master, teen or first-timer, all of you have done your best and earned the title of a survivor of the Open! It was every single time a pleasure to come to the box and see each of you perform, struggle or succeed. The atmosphere over this time is different and breathtaking. So much energy, support, laughter, sweat in one place – that’s just great!

I’m really looking forward to the next CrossFit Games Open which takes place in October already. Now it’s time to recover and get back into training as soon as possible. There is no time to waste. Take the energy from the Open with you into every single CrossFit Class and try to become the best version of you.

Foundation is key!

Coach Marco

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Some „deep thoughts“ at the end:

The Open are always my favorite time of the year, when we live and breath CrossFit. The Open’s essence is the community and high intensity. The simple beauty of CrossFit. 

Teaching CrossFit at Trainer Courses we would always joke, that in a globo gym nobody would cheer at you doing bicep curls. And it’s true. During the Open so many new personal bests get achieved because of the support of others. People cross barriers, become better athletes, overcome weaknesses and perform well over their expectations simply because the crowd is cheering them to do so. The Open is a catalyst of the possible. People doing things they thought are not possible for them, mentally as well as physically. Hard work pays off. 

Personally, I love the thrill of the Open workouts, the set-up, the late night nervosity. I love to do the workouts in one of the official heats with other members. Bit of shit talk here and there. But I also want to perform well and I will go well beyond my comfort zone, something I would not do so well being alone with a judge.

I want to thank all participants and the captains, Marco and all the coaches for their help, their support but also for their great effort. It was a fantastic five weeks!

Stay strong and keep going. 

Headcoach Ramon


REEBOK CROSSFIT GAMES OPEN 2018 18.5 / / RECAP

Open Workout 17.5 / RECAP CrossFit Games Open 2017

REEBOK CROSSFIT GAMES OPEN 2019 19.5

Open Workout 19.5

Like every year, there are no CrossFit Open without thrusters and chest to bar pull ups!
This year we had to manage 105 repetitions of each of them. Not an easy task. Only a few members were able to finish all this reps within the 20-minute time cap.

Congrats to everybody who was able to finish this WOD!

Workout 19.5

33-27-21-15-9 reps for time of:
95-lb. thrusters
Chest-to-bar pull-ups

Time cap: 20 minutes

All details here.

Our box owner itself showed us how it is done. Ramon finished the WOD in 16 minute and 44 seconds – first place of the CrossFit Basel and CrossFit Basel Downtown. Also our Head coach from CrossFit Basel Downtown Pascale Hermann showed the girls how to handle the thrusters and chest to bar pull ups. She finished the WOD in 17 minutes and 41 seconds!

After this WOD the overall CFBS-Top-Ten-leaderboard looks like this:

The Top 3 Men for 19.5 at CrossFit Basel and CF Basel Downtown are:

The Top 3 Women for 19.5 at CrossFit Basel and CF Basel Downtown are:

This week the extra points for Team spirit go to Team Jolani. The two captains did the WOD late in the evening after Jolanda came back from the Olympic Lifting competition while everybody was already drinking beer and had BBQ. The updated and final leaderboard looks like this:

Congrats to team Fight clap! With a nice team spirit and some team events outside of the box, you definitely earned this title.

REEBOK CROSSFIT GAMES OPEN 2019 19.4

Open Workout 19.4

Our prayers were not answered! No Open without Burpees.
And not too few of them.
With the muscle ups or chin over bar pull-ups in the second part, the gymnastics skills were also required.

Did you make your first muscle up?

Some of you have made their first muscle up or even several of them.

Did you manage to do one or even more?

Workout 19.4

For total time:
3 rounds of:
10 snatches
12 bar-facing burpees
Then, rest 3 minutes before continuing with:
3 rounds of:
10 bar muscle-ups
12 bar-facing burpees

All details here.

As always, the workout was a bit more difficult as it looks on paper.
Only one of our members was able to finish the WOD. Congratulations to Stephan Metzger who finished the WOD in 11:54! Congratulations on this great performance!

After this WOD the overall CFBS-Top-Ten-leaderboard looks like this:

The Top 3 Men for 19.4 at CrossFit Basel and CF Basel Downtown are:

The Top 3 Women for 19.4 at CrossFit Basel and CF Basel Downtown are:

This week the extra points for Team spirit go to Team Fight Clap! because they organized a cross-team even. They did a choreography to the song flower, can’t wait to see the end product of it. The updated leaderboard looks like this:

Still pretty close!

Congrats to everybody how managed to do their first bar muscle up or even their first chin over bar pull up! 

REEBOK CROSSFIT GAMES OPEN 2019 19.3

Open Workout 19.3

With 19.3 we got a new movement in the open. The STRICT handstand push up.

Did you manage to do one or even more?

Workout 19.3

For time:
200-ft. dumbbell overhead lunge
50 dumbbell box step-ups
50 strict handstand push-ups
200-ft. handstand walk

50-lb. dumbbell, 24-in. box
Time cap: 10 minutes

All details here.

This hard WOD wasn’t easy to manage. Even the „scaled“ version included strict HSPU and 50 DB box step ups. But when the hair is still on point and you can still smile – the world is all right!

After this repeater the overall CFBS-Top-Ten-leaderboard looks like this:

The Top 3 Men for 19.3 at CrossFit Basel and CF Basel Downtown are:

The Top 3 Women for 19.3 at CrossFit Basel and CF Basel Downtown are:

This week the extra points for Team spirit go to Team Fight Clap! because they stayed till late at night and vocally supported their athletes. So the updated Leaderboard of the internal Open competition looks like this:

Congrats to everybody how managed to do their (first) strict HSPU! 

REEBOK CROSSFIT GAMES OPEN 2019 19.2

Open Workout 19.2

19.2 was a repeater of 16.2, so some knew the struggle already.

Did you improve your score?

Workout 19.2

Beginning on an 8-minute clock, complete as many reps as possible of:
25 toes-to-bars
50 double-unders
15 squat cleans, 135 lb.
25 toes-to-bars
50 double-unders
13 squat cleans, 185 lb.
If completed before 8 minutes, add 4 minutes to the clock and proceed to:
25 toes-to-bars
50 double-unders
11 squat cleans, 225 lb.
If completed before 12 minutes, add 4 minutes to the clock and proceed to:
25 toes-to-bars
50 double-unders
9 squat cleans, 275 lb.
If completed before 16 minutes, add 4 minutes to the clock and proceed to:
25 toes-to-bars
50 double-unders
7 squat cleans, 315 lb.

Stop at 20 minutes.

All details here.

The combination of weightlifting and gymnastics offered something for everyone. Some had trouble with the double-unders or the toes-to-bar, others with the heavy lifts. So everyone has still room for improvement.

After this repeater the overall CFBS-Top-Ten-leaderboard looks like this:

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The Top 3 Men for 19.2 at CrossFit Basel and CFBaselDowntown are:

The Top 3 Women for 19.2 at CrossFit Basel and CFBaselDowntown are:

This week the extra points for Team spirit go to Team Downtown because they stayed till late at night and vocally supported their athletes. So the updated Leaderboard of the internal Open competition looks like this:

Especially I would like to thank all those who stayed and actively supported the „last man/woman standing“.