One Athlete, One Box, One Dream…The CrossFit Games 2014.
For those of you new to the sport of fitness, has provided all of its athletes with an opportunity to prove themselves in a worldwide competition, this competition will start on Feb 27, 2014 and will consist of one workout each week for five weeks. This is the first step of reaching the Games. Be sure to read the new rules and regulations for 2014 on the CF Games page.
What's the Deal with the Open
Shared from the CrossFit Games Page "LesreallyisMore.blogspot.com"
There's been some chatter at the box lately about this Crossfit Open thing... As much as we all talk about it, I think there are still some people wondering "What's the deal with the open!?"
Those of us who have participated are SUPER, almost excessively, ridiculously excited about it. I feel like some newer members and those who have not yet participated maybe are afraid to knock it out loud for fear of getting an earful of Crossfit Crazy thrown at the them... But I have heard some honest conversation about why so and so doesn't want to register, and it's $20 and yadda, yadda, yadda... blah, blah, blah. The truth is that EVERYONE should register for the open.
So I am going to tell you why the Open is important to me in the hopes that maybe you will relate and see its value and decide for yourself to get in the game.
Things to keep in mind:
1) You WILL be doing the Open WODs. Thursday night is "The NIGHT" but so is Friday, Saturday and Sunday. (At Apex it will be Friday Night) As I recall, as part of Crossfit Manayunk, whether you officially "sign up for the Open" or not, you WILL do the WOD. So might as well sign up:)
2) Participating in the Open is NOT about competing in the "Games." What I mean is that "I am not trying to go the Games" is NOT a valid reason to not sign up for the Open. Last year, over 70,000 people participated in the Open and 490 people competed at the Crossfit Games as individuals, teams, and masters. That means 0.7% of Crossfit Open Athletes GO to the games and MAYBE 3%-5% actually have a chance of making it that far! The Open is for the WHOLE Crossfit community and that includes you.
In my opinion, the Open is five beautiful weeks of opportunity... It's the opportunity to get outside of your comfort zone and get comfortable with being uncomfortable. It's an opportunity to learn, to grow as an athlete and as a person. And isn't that why you Crossfit?! To become a better athlete and/or person!? The Open is an opportunity to participate in something BIG... and big events create big moments...