The 2022 SAVAGE Open

Reservation Policy Update – 1/21/22
January 22, 2022
SAVAGE Open Week 2 Recap
March 9, 2022

Sunday 2/27 to Sunday 3/16

The SAVAGE Open is Upon Us
By Coach Ant

In case you didn’t know… We are not an exercise class, we are a training program. The best way to describe our training philosophy is to draw parallels to a Martial Arts program. Members enter as a white belt and over time learn the skills and movements necessary to progress. We incorporate those skills and movements into our workouts, challenging both the novice and expert Crossfitter. The more skills you learn, the more varied the program becomes, and the more fitness you can acquire. Each workout needs to be performed at 100% relative intensity, putting every ounce of effort into each workout of the day. 

“Be Impressed By Intensity, Not Volume”

Coach Glassman

For More Info Read the CrossFit Journal Article “No Intensity, No Results”

Here at Unleashed NYC we put a lot of thought and care into our training program. Our programs are cyclical and we are always training with a purpose. Each workout in a cycle builds upon the previous weeks, the strength is often percentage based and incrementally increased over time. Athletes are expected to know their numbers and work on their skills. We often test benchmarks for the purpose of measuring our fitness and revisit them for the purpose of measuring our improvement. The SAVAGE OPEN is our annual opportunity to test our fitness and see where we stand. As such, it’s expected that everyone participate, otherwise you are taking a training program and turning into an exercise class, and I’ll be the first to tell you… that won’t get you very far.  

For the next 3 weeks, our cycle will focus on competing and measuring our fitness. For some we will hit new personal bests and perhaps even some firsts,… first muscle-up, first toes to bar, first double under. The training volume will be significantly reduced and we will expect athletes to push their intensity past their comfort zone. 

If you leave a class during this cycle with a feeling of “that’s it?”, you failed yourself, you didn’t push yourself to your limit, your workout took too long, you rested too much, go faster. As your coach I can only lay down the tracks through a rigorous training program and guide you using cues and progressions. As an athlete you must push yourself if you truly want to succeed. 

To get the most out of the next 3 weeks you need to leave it all on the floor during each and every class. This mindset holds true for every single workout, but should be emphasized more so during this training cycle. 

We won’t see the SAVAGE Open again until March 2023, so I urge each and every one of you to take the time to sign up, measure your fitness and set your goals for the upcoming training year. This will set you up for success over the course of the next 12 months of training.

      This will be our competition day. Please arrive no later than 9AM, we will review standards and assign heats and kick off our first heat by 9:15. Each week will have 2 workouts, one official CrossFit workout which is announced Thursday evening and 1 in-house workout that will be announced Sunday morning. This event will run until all athletes have completed both workouts, ideally we will finish by Noon but this depends on logistics and how quickly athletes move between heats.

Post Workout Socials
Follow our social media as we announced the location of each post SAVAGE Open social. Join us week 1 @ 2 PM over at Dutch Kills Bar in Long Island City.