Noah Ohlsen & Jamie Greene take out 2016 CrossFit Open!

The Rx Review: Reporting on Fitness and CrossFit News, John Michael Bric

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After five weeks of tough workouts, the 2016 CrossFit Open is now over!

The global, online competition which is the first stage of the ‘CrossFit Season’ ended earlier this week when submissions for 16.5 came to a close.

With the leaderboards finalised, we now have the winner of the mens, womens and team divisions for the 2016 Open.

Here is a closer look at each division:

MEN

2016 CrossFit Open Final Leaderboard - Team

Once again we have a new winner in the mens division with Noah Ohlsen finishing on top of the leaderboard after the five weeks of the 2016 CrossFit Open.

For the second year in a row Rich Froning finished second while Travis Mayer rounded out the top three.

The big bolter this year was Kyle Frankenfeld from Victoria, Australia, who led for the early stages of the Open to finish fifth overall. Frankenfeld has competed at several Regional events but never the CrossFit Games.

Reigning CrossFit Games champion Ben Smith finished in 66th place, while Games runner-up Mat Fraser was 7th.

WOMEN

2016 CrossFit Open Final Leaderboard - Women

We also have a new winner in the womens division in 2016, with Jamie Greene taking out the crown this year. The athlete from CrossFit Yas in Africa, however, will not be competing as an individual this year, deciding to go team instead.

Greene finished ahead of former CrossFit Games champion Samantha Briggs while Kara Webb rounded out the top three.

Former Games champions Camille Leblanc-Bazinet and Annie Thorisdottir also made the top 10, while last year’s winner Katrin Davidsdottir was 14th.

TEAM

2016 CrossFit Open Final Leaderboard - Team

Once again Invictus finished on top of the leaderboard, taking out the 2016 CrossFit Open in the team division.

The Californian team finished ahead of CrossFit Yas in Africa with Rich Froning’s CrossFit Mayhem Freedon third overall.

Noah Ohlsen & Jamie Greene take out 2016 CrossFit Open!

Yoga Pose of the Week – Reverse Table Top

The Rx Review: Reporting on Fitness and CrossFit News, Stephanie Ring

 

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This pose, at first glance looks harmless and simple. But getting into Reverse Table Top for most athletes, can be almost impossible. But there is hope, and a good reason this pose is really important.

The purpose of this pose is to stretch the front of the shoulders and the biceps, a place that gets pummeled during workouts with Ring Dips, Muscle Ups and Bench Press, which also happens to be an area of the body that is often overlooked. With this pose, there is no excuse.

Muscles Stretched

Pectoralis Major

Anterior Fibers of Deltoid

Biceps/ Biceps Tendon

Alignment and Execution Tips

Start seated with your feet on the ground and hips distance apart. Toes are pointing forward and your hands are behind you. Fingers are pointing toward your heels.

Extend your hips up as you ground through your heels.

Squeeze your shoulder blades together.

Lift the front of your chest up and feel your collarbones widen. Keep your head and neck in a neutral position.

Shift your hips forward.

Benefits

Keeps the front of the chest and shoulders open

WOD Movements

Burpees

Push Ups

Ring Dips

Thrusters

You can find out more information on the benefits of yoga and functional fitness at EndureYoga.com.

Yoga Pose of the Week – Reverse Table Top