Some fun team photos from past Intramural Opens. Your team captains will let you know each what what to wear for Friday Night Lights team photos.
You often hear us Coaches talk about the difference between training, practicing and competing. In class, everyday, you are training and practicing. This means you're scaling complexity, managing load and volume for a specific stimulus, and working on mechanics and consistency.
Training and practicing are what make you better, more efficient, and ultimately faster, stronger and more fit. If you're competing in class by comparing your times/score to others you are missing a HUGE opportunity to work on your own fitness. If you are competing in class you are letting your ego get the better of you. Your ego is not what's going to make you faster, stronger and more fit. Your ego only cares about right now. It doesn't care about the progressions, the process, the mechanics, or the consistency. But, you need the progressions, the process, the mechanics, and the consistency to get faster, stronger and more fit.
The time for being competitive is when you're in an actual competition like Row'd Royalty, The Open, or Festivus Games. We LOVE competition. Competition reveals our character, our grit, our fortitude. Competition is the culmination of months of training and practicing. And, competition season is upon us.
The CrossFit Games Open starts TODAY and we are, once again, hosting an Intramural Open during our "Friday Night Lights" class at 5:30pm. Everyone in the gym can compete and participate in the Intramural Open.
We have some super fun new things this year. As you know, the Open workouts are released every Thursday at 6pm. Coaches Amanda and Zach will be LIVE on Facebook every Thursday at 7PM to discuss tips, strategies and techniques to help you with each workout. We have increased the ways in which you can earn team points. If all you want to do is judge this year - that's great! You can earn up to 4 points each week for judging. You earn 5 points for completing the Judges course!
If you're not an Unlimited member and want to increase to 4 workouts per week you can do that for a huge discount. We're offering a super special Friday Night Lights class pass for $25. That's an 80% savings on drop-in fees! Your friends and family can use this pass as well.
If you can't make the 5:30pm Friday Night Light class and you still want to show your spirit you can earn 2 points for showing up to another Friday class and cheering or help judging.
You earn points for your teams in the following ways:
2 points if you officially register for the Open
2 points if you use the CrossFit Games Open Facebook frame app
5 points if you complete the CrossFit Games Judges Course
1 point if you do the CrossFit Open Workout
1 point if you do it during Friday Night Lights
1 point if you RSVP for Friday Night Lights
2 points if you go to another Friday class time to cheer people on or help judge
3 points if you finish in the top 3 Scaled or Rx
2 points if you do something for the first time or get a PR
5 points to the team with the best SPIRIT
You have the opportunity RIGHT NOW to earn 9 points for your team. Get after it!
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