The 2017 CrossFit Open
By: Chase Ford, Owner/Head Coach
The 2017 CrossFit Open is about to kick off tonight. For some of you the CrossFit Open is the start of your competition series. For others, it is an opportunity for you to put your Fitness to a test. Whatever the reason was for you to sign up for the Open, for CrossFit One Shot - it’s a community builder. It’s a great way to meet the other people you don’t see all the time. Sweating with others throughout these workouts will bring our community even stronger. I want you to consider the following as you mentally prepare for the workouts.
Preparation: The workouts that we put you through daily, are more challenging than anything you will face in the open. The only thing that will change will be the intensity due to the competition setting. As you stare at the 5 workouts, tell yourself “I’ve done a lot harder workouts on a regular basis.”
Standards: The standards will be the same standards that we hold at CrossFit One Shot. Know the standards before 3,2,1 Go…. Is sounded. The standards are set to ensure you’re hitting full range of motion for each WOD. When you hear “No Rep” correct it quickly and move on to the next rep.
“One Shot”: One Shot is a mindset. You have One Shot at life. You’re given One Shot to make something of yourself. You have One Shot, to be the best you that you can be. You need to take that same mentality into the Open. You have one opportunity to give everything you have for the Workouts. There are no repeats. Repeating workouts DOES NOT make you a stronger Athlete. Repeating workouts DOES NOT improve your fitness. Repeating only makes you better at that workout. Nothing else. When the clock starts, give everything you have for the minutes that you’re doing the workout. Compete with no one but yourself. When the clock stops, you will know that you’ve given it everything you had for that workout.
Lastly, HAVE SOME FREAKING FUN! Cheer people on, high five everyone, and have a blast. I’m excited to be competing in my 7th CrossFit Open right next to every one of you!
- Chase Ford