During the last Open, Jessie tried for her first chest-to-bar pull-up. She ended up getting over 20! There is magic in The Open and it is more probable to strike YOU if you're prepared.
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 October 10 and we are, once again, hosting an Intramural Open. The Intramural Open is a friendly in-house competition in which everyone in the gym can participate. There are Prescribed, Scaled, Masters and Teens divisions with appropriate modifications and scalings for everyone. We will do The Open workout every Friday, Oct 11 - Nov 8.
We have divided all of you into two teams based on the median age of our gym which is 37. Everyone who is 37 and older will be on the "OLD" team and 36 and younger on the "YOUNG" team. We desperately need team names! What do you suggest?
You earn points for your teams in the following ways:
1 point if you officially register for the Open
1 point if you do the CrossFit Open Workout
3 points if you finish in the top 3 Scaled, Rx or Masters
2 points if you do something for the first time or get a PR
5 points to the team with the best SPIRIT - Organize your team for group photos, costumes, etc. during The Open
You have the opportunity RIGHT NOW to earn a point for your team. Get after it!
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