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 February 22 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 divided all of your into two teams, the Early Birds are all of you who attend 6 and 9am classes and the Night Owls are all of you who attend the 4:30, 5:30 and 6pm classes. Our Nooner group will be divided to even out the two teams.
You earn points for your teams in the following ways:
1 point if you officially register for the Open
1 point 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
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 7 points for your team. Get after it!
Before we do the Intramural CrossFit Games Open we do Femme Fatale Week
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