Good luck to our EXP Athletes competing at CrossFit FREE today! Have fun and make us proud!
Competition Information can be found HERE! The fun starts at 8am!
The 2015 CrossFit OPENS Registration is now LIVE!!
What is the Open?
February 26th – March 30th
Workouts will be released each week. Here at CrossFit EXP we will do the workouts in class one day during the week and have another opportunity to complete the workout on the following Sunday. Your score MUST be turned in online by the following Monday.
Here are four reasons every crossfitter should participate. (Courtesy of breakingmuscle.com)
1. Yes, You Are Good Enough.
Even if you cannot do the exact prescribed weight of any or most of the Open workouts, you will most likely surprise yourself with what you are able to pull off. The Open is about calling on the best in yourself no matter your current level. Most likely you are physically stronger than your mind lets you believe. Two seasons ago, during my first Open, I had never done any CrossFit workout as prescribed (Rx) – ever. The first workout of the Open 2011 was the first achieved at Rx and it put me on cloud nine. I wasn’t able to do any other 2011 workout as prescribed, but it didn’t matter. Possibility had already been born.
2. It Gets You Competing Again.
Many of us competed as kids whether on an organized team or just racing siblings to the car. Some of you may have competed in college.When we become adults, we often feel like we need to retire that side of us. Sure, we compete for jobs and accounts and other “grown up??? things, but more often than not, we have forgotten the thrill of physical competition. We may not be a win-at-all cost type – and this certainly is not the only kind of competitor – but there is something about putting yourself on the line that sparks inspiration.
3. It Gives You an Appreciation for the Best of the Best.
During the Open workouts, you get a rare opportunity to do the same exact workouts during the same week as the best CrossFitters in the world. If you are a fan of the top CrossFit athletes, it’s exciting to match your stats to theirs – until the stats start rolling in. It’s one thing to be stoked you finally hit fifty double unders in a row and quite another to find out that not only can the top athletes do way more, they have figured out ways to do it faster and more efficiently. Yay, we personally smashed a prescribed workout (chest thumping ensues), until you see the times or the number of rounds at the top of the leader board. The progression of the sport of fitness has grown to superhuman levels. Seeing their scores miles above mine only deepens my appreciation for their dedication, skill, and strength. I humbly bow down to their greatness.
4. It’s Fun.
No, really, it is. At our gym, we dedicate every Saturday afternoon to the Open workouts for all registered members. We assign heats, we print score sheets, we assign counters – we make it a big deal. But we also keep it fun. We chant unintelligible songs and we dance goofy, choreographed dances. It immediately bonds us because it feels like we’re going to battle together in a light hearted way. We’re all nervous, but when we put our hands in the circle and yell at the top of our lungs, it is our buy-in to the team. It roots us deeper into our community. I know they’re willing to give it their all and possibly fail or possibly triumph and man, if they are, so am I.
Have you signed up for the 2014 CrossFit Opens yet? Be sure to choose CrossFit EXP as your affiliate!
WORKOUT Of the DAY
WOD: [ Ghosts and Goblets ]
30 KB Swings
20 Rus. Twists/ side (with MB or KB)
10/side Alt. KB Goblet Lunges
x 5 rounds
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