If you have been hanging around the box the past few months, I am sure you've been asked "Are you ready for The Open?" or "Are you competing in The Open?" Some of you veterans know good and well what is approaching but for those of you who don't, let me help you out.
The CrossFit Open is the first of two qualifiers for the CrossFit Games. Those who make the cut in the Open move on to Regionals, and then potentially the CrossFit Games. Ok, so now that that is out of the way, let’s talk about what it means to us mortal athletes. The CrossFit Open is five workouts that serve as a benchmark of how our previous years fitness has improved and it serves as a measure of how our next years fitness will continue to change and what goals we set for ourselves.
Think of it as a benchmark workout, except it’s 5 of them, served up 1 per week, for 5 weeks straight. It challenges us to perform things we may have never done, and to learn what we need to improve upon. It pushes us way out of our comfort zone physically, mentally and maybe even emotionally (I have seen many tears in The Open and many PRs), but does so while placing us in an immensely supportive environment of people we train alongside daily.
Now, for the details; The CrossFit Open begins Thursday, February 22nd when they will announce the first 2018 CrossFit Open WOD to the world. It will be the WOD all day on Friday, the 23rd, at CFG in regular group class but the real fun begins that evening with our annual Friday Night Lights (FNL).
If you have any questions at all, please come to any coach with any concerns you have! In the meantime, please reach out to current members about their experience and their love/hate relationship with good ole Dave Castro, the sadistic programmer of these workouts.
Friday Night Lights at CFG:
18.1- Feb. 23
18.2- March 2
18.3- March 9
18.4- March 16
18.5- March 23