The countdown has begun. The Open is officially one month away and the question on everyone’s mind has to be: What does HQ have in store for us this year? Whether you are looking to make it to Regionals or simply improve your standing from last year, the Open is the perfect opportunity to test your fitness.
The 2016 CrossFit Open. Each year the workouts get more exciting—and more difficult. For many, the Open is an opportunity to gauge their fitness against a large segment of the CrossFitting community. Others simply dig in for each week’s grueling workout. Regardless, it’s fun thinking we are performing the same workouts as thousands of other elite CrossFitters around the world.
As the weeks progress, how many times will you check the leader board to see where you ware ranked? Where are your friends and competitors ranked? It’s a fun way to engage in some healthy competition among friends inside, and outside, of our box. Yes, the workouts are challenging, but if your preparation is right, you can complete them. Dial in your nutrition, stay hydrated, get enough sleep and prepare to hit each workout with everything you’ve got.
If we put our minds to it, anything is possible–it just takes hard work and dedication, and of course, the right mental attitude to forge ahead when things get tough.
The CrossFit Open is giving people a platform to express themselves like never before. And there are no limits to these expressions. Maybe CrossFit reveals there is an elite athlete inside all of us anxious to escape the confines of the ordinary. As more people discover CrossFit, we’re sure to see more extraordinary examples of elite athleticism from uncommon places. And there’s no end in sight.