This week we are going to highlight some of our coaches and why they have decided to sign up for the Open!
Here is what our amazing Yoga teacher and awesome athlete Becca has to say:
“4 years ago, Betsy and I did Intro class (taught by Eileen Cantrell) right smack in the middle of the CrossFit Open. Shortly after joining, we were invited to watch some very competitive Regionals candidates from 3 Indy CrossFit gyms go head-to-head on the south side.
I’m not gonna lie, I thought everyone was crazy. There were all these terms like “15.3″ being tossed around. At the time, I didn’t even know what “AMRAP” meant. I didn’t understand who Dave Castro was or how this crazy event worked and was convinced I would never be able to do a pull-up.
The next year (2016), Betsy and I both decided this year we would participate. I even agreed to go head-to-head against Eileen in front of everyone. That first year of the Open had its ups and downs. Sure, there were workouts in which I only completed 10 reps. But that workout Eileen and I did….it was repeated last year (16.4/17.4…the long one that starts with deadlifts that finishes with HSPU). I’m telling you, I’m like 23095823059x better at HSPU now and I”m not confident I could beat my old score and this is why:
The Open pushes you to do crazy shit.
Going against Eileen, having people cheer for me, having everyone watch, having Zane personally coach me right by my side (Jared coached Eileen of course)….my adrenaline was ON FIRE and I far exceeded what I would normally be capable of. (In case you’re wondering, Eileen won).
Last year, I participated in the Open with my infamous torn meniscus that I’m tired of referring to. I scaled all the workouts and had a blast. But let me tell you, I still pushed myself to crazy points I would normally never get to.
That’s why I do the Open. It pushes me to be better. And at the end of the day, that’s all I care about. It’s me vs me.
1. The Open is for everybody just like CrossFit is for everybody. I guarantee there will be 90 year-olds doing the Open. You can scale. I will still be scaling movements that affect my knee, and I’m more proud of myself for that.
2. The Open is like March Madness meets Christmas for CrossFit. There’s an air of excitement and fun all around. Come be a part of it.
3. The Open supports good reps and correct counting. It’ll show everyone how hard you work when you’re honest #HWPO
4. What do you have to lose?
More questions on the logistics of the Open? Ask a coach!”
Register for the Open at https://games.crossfit.com