When the pressure is on, how do you react?
Pressure can affect people differently. Some people fold under the pressure, while some might change their goals along the way to accommodate the pressure, while the rest might focus harder and dig deeper to push through.
What do you do? How do you react?
Maybe this is something you don’t know until you are in those situations. In CrossFit we get placed in those situations daily. Each day we try to push harder to reach certain stimulate pressures from our programming.
Each day we can show up and choose to coast through a workout, do the best you can for that day, or you can push as hard as you can. How do you approach the WOD?
In a few weeks, the CrossFit world comes together to compete against each other around the world. The CrossFit Open is for all CrossFitters to see how the line up with everyone else all over the world. Does that stress you out or excite you?
I remember my first Open and I was scared to death! I didn’t understand why I signed up or why everyone around me was so excited about it. I was new to CrossFit and I didn’t really know what was happening, but I just jumped in blind. That first open was an experience that caused me to fall more and more in love with CrossFit. The way my box rallied around each person to cheered them on as they finished and push each WOD… it was amazing. I went faster and lifted more than I thought possible. It was unbelievable.
This year, once again, I will compete in The Open. Each year has come to serve as a barometer of my CrossFit journey. Each year I have learned new things, gained new skills, and been able to compete more than the previous years. To be clear, I’m not a games athlete, I’m just a regular guy on a fitness journey who still gets super nervous before each WOD. I compete in the Open for me. I want to know how far I’ve come and even surprise myself along the way.
If this is your first year, sign up. Send me a message about your fears or worries. I’m glad to help!
If this is your second, third, to more times…
Why do you participate in The CrossFit Open? Let us know your Why.
It’s Open Season! Bring on the pressure and let's see what unbelievable things you can do!
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