Should I register for and participate in the 2016 CrossFit Open? It’s a great question, especially if you are among the majority who feels like you aren’t ready or are somehow not skilled enough to “compete”. Good news, though! You’re not competing. You are measuring.
The Open is a progress tracker. It’s an “engineered” program with one task: to test your performance. Like an annual academic assessment students take to measure progress, the Open allows athletes to see how much they improve quantitatively. While the Open workouts change year-to-year, they measure the dynamic range of the average CrossFit athlete’s programming.
And if you don’t need or want the measure of growth, there’s more.
It also encourages the individual athletes to engage in a movement that connects them to their CrissFit family in their Box, in their State, region, nation, and around the world. It is the epitome of what CrossFit symbolizes – namely the recognition that fitness is good: emotionally, socially, culturally, and physically.
So if you’re still wondering, just register. See if you regret it later.