It’s that time of year again! The 2017 CrossFit Opens begins February 23rd and registration is now open! The CrossFit Opens is a 5 week online competition that CrossFit HQ holds every year to find the “Fittest on Earth”.
Last year CrossFit HCC had 30 athletes sign up and participate in the Opens and we want to try to beat that number this year! The Open is not just about competing and trying to qualify for the CrossFit Games. It challenges everyone for many different reasons. It is an opportunity to see how you compare to everyone else in the world. Last year 324,307 people participated in the Opens. I believe the most important aspect of the Opens is it shows your progress each year and is a great scale to see how much you’ve approved not only physically but mentally. The Opens brings out a competitive side in everyone and it is exciting to see how hard people push themselves in the Open workouts.
The Opens is designed for everyone. No matter how old you are, your athletic ability, or if you have only been doing CrossFit for a short time, you can participate in the Opens! Every Open workout can be scaled! Don’t be intimidated by the Opens. Here at CrossFit HCC, the Opens is all about having fun and cheering on your fellow athletes as they grind through each workout for five weeks. We believe this is an awesome way to bond as a gym and make our community stronger than it already is! Last year, Scott and Sue both participated in their first Open. Prior to this, they scaled their Burpees in workouts until the Opens came along and the first workout called for Burpees Over the Bar. They both did this movement to standard and never scaled a Burpee in a workout again. It is little moments like these that make the Opens rewarding. They make you push past that comfort zone and show you that you are capable of much more than you thought!
If you are interested in signing up for the Opens, go to http://games.crossfit.com and click register! When you register, make sure you join our affiliate (CrossFit HCC) as well as our Team (CrossFit HCC). It is very simple and only costs $20. If you have any questions about registering or any concerns about the Opens, send us an email or see one of the coaches!
Check out this video CrossFit HCC recently posted: