The Open is a worldwide CrossFit competition that spans five consecutive weeks, and begins in a month. It’s so inclusive, you can throw down in your living room or your box, yet so defining, that the world’s fittest will rise to the top.
I think every veteran CrossFit competitor was disappointed when we first learned of the Open a few seasons ago. It meant the end of Sectionals, a competition that looked like a smaller version of Regionals and lasted only a weekend. But, in true CrossFit fashion, the first ever Open truly outdid itself. It was like Sectionals in your backyard every week. It was unforgettable.
It’s a competition, and if not for hundreds of thousands of athletes running a marathon in Africa, it would be the biggest sporting event in the world. It’s something all CrossFitters can be part of, something every CrossFit athlete should be proud of.
A lot of us are scared to modify Open workouts. For some reason Open snatches and Open box jumps gain some weird mystic quality. Some of us think we will disapoint the CrossFit Gods if we don’t do them as RXD. But why would the worlds best expression of CrossFit – scalable, inclusive, and repeatable – be anything different from its daily application?
If you can train CrossFit, you can Open CrossFit.
You can be injured, fat, crippled, or old, and you can still play in the Open. It will make you better, you will be with your friends, and you won’t beat yourslef up like you always do when the dust settles and you realize you should have gotten a little more dirty.
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