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Preparing For The 2019 Open At Reign

Here is a quick summary of the 2019 Open Meeting we had at Reign Fitness last Wednesday.

Thank you to everyone who was able to come out and get together.

The Open At Reign:

  • The 2019 Open will begin with the first WOD announcement Thursday, February 21st, 2019.

  • The Open is for everyone, (Barbell Class Experience Recommended) who want to test and challenge their fitness. And of course have fun.

  • We will have Open WOD times in different heats on Thursday Nights at 7pm and Friday Nights (Time pending)

  • There will be more times including during open gym available for WODS once more logistics have been finalized.

  • Reign Fitness & Performance is not an affiliate so you will need video (someone to video) in order to submit.

5 Tips To Help You Prepare For The 2019 Open

Tip #1 | Start Fueling Your Body The Right Way Your nutrition needs more attention as you prepare to go into 5 weeks of Open Workouts.

Not only will nutrition play an important role in fueling your performance but it will aid in recovery. If you haven't already started to focus a little more on food, like in the challenge right now, make sure that you start now as we only have about 3 more weeks until the first open workout.

Need more help? Touch base with a Reign Coach or email Nutrition Head Coach Nemesia at

Tip #2 | Stay Consistent With Your Training

Too often we see athletes make the mistake of trying to do too much leading up to the open.

They try to fit in two a days, overload their routine with more conditioning, more weights, more oly lifting, more workouts etc.

This is a quick way to injury and getting burnt out.

Rather than going into overdrive, it's important to trust the process of building up the necessary volume and practice through consistently going to your 4-5 classes a week.

More isn't always better.

And with preparation we suggest that you bring more attention and detail to each and every workout.

Tip #3 | Build Habits For Rest And Recovery

With an Open Workout each week for the next 5 weeks, rest and recovery climbs high on the list of priorities.

Not only will it help you moving well and pain free, it will aid in the recovery necessary to keep grinding forward.

If you haven't developed a regular mobility routine into your training, I highly suggest you start incorporating a 10-40 minute routine to help supplement training.

Identify the strategies and areas of rest/recovery that need your attention including:

✅ Mobility

✅ Sleep

✅ Nutrition

✅ Rest/Active Recovery

Tip #4 | Identify Weaknesses and Strengths

We touched base on how staying consistent with your training is going to be the most effective approach to the Open.

But if you already have the consistency, take some time to identify your strengths and weaknesses.

This can give you areas of training for you to focus on when you see it come up in daily WODS and things to work on before or after classes.

Understanding your fitness strengths and weaknesses can also help you strategize and game plan more effectively once Open workouts are announced.

Tip #5 | Game Plan With A Coach

Strategy and a game plan can play an important role in any workout.


In the same way your Reign Fitness Coaches help you with prep for daily WODS, reach out to them to help you strategize for Open workouts.

Not only can they break the workouts down, they know you as an athlete very well (Both strengths and weaknesses) and can best help you prepare to do you best and have fun.

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