If you've been a part of CrossFit for more than a year, you've probably heard of the CrossFit Games Open (aka "The Open"). If you haven't heard of it, it's safe to say you'll hear all about it in a couple of days. It's hard to explain briefly, but here's an attempt.
The Open is worldwide CrossFit competition that takes place in Affiliates and home gyms wherever there are willing participants. It is the first step in a 3-step process to find "The Fittest on Earth" that culminates in the Games in California in July. So if you don't plan on qualifying for Regionals or the Games, why participate? Taking part in something so big, so much bigger than yourself, tends to push you just a tad harder and you find you're capable of more than you expected. It's also tons of fun participating with so many others locally and globally. One last thing to add is that it's an amazing test to compare yourself on year after year. More details in tomorrow's post, but to learn more visit games.crossfit.com.
12 minute ascending ladder of:
Power clean (155/105)
Strict handstand push-up