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To do or not to do the CrossFit Open

15 February 2016

If you do CrossFit (or don’t but know someone who does and likes to talk about it…) chances are you’re well aware that the CrossFit Open kicks off in about a months time. For the people who CrossFit recreationally it’s essentially a chance to throw down against ‘the rest of the world’ (that does CrossFit) and see where you end up, and for the more competitive athletes it’s the first step on the way to Super Regionals. Either way and no matter what ‘level’ or ‘type’ of CrossFitter you are, the Open is one of the biggest community building events within CrossFit.

I’ll admit I’m one of those people who usually signs up the day registration goes live (as soon as I can find the link…)

“CrossFit Open?! Shut up and take my money!”.

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But I do realize that there are a lot of people who are much more hesitant to sign up for a variety if different reasons. Maybe You…

  1. Don’t want to CrossFit competitively
  2. Think you’re ‘not good enough’
  3. Don’t want to pay the $20
  4. Are unsure if you can make it every week, or
  5. Were considering it but since everyone has been so damn annoying about trying to make sign up …. now you’re NOT going to just to spite them…

And in the end it is 100% your decision. But before you make up your mind to skip the Open all I ask is that you take a couple of minutes to read what I have to say; because whatever ‘level’ or ‘type’ of CrossFitter you are (games, regional, semi-competitive or recreational) I think that the Open is something every CrossFitter should experience, at least once.

1. I don’t think I’m Good enough to do the Open

Read the whole post:

To Do…Or Not To Do (the CrossFit Open)….That is the Question

Author: Taryn Haggerstone

Taryn is one of the lead coaches at Raincity Athletics. She regularly competes in both CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting (at Regional and National levels) when she's not blogging, or helping our RAthletes Find their Fit. Checkout her full bio for more.

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