The 2014 CrossFit open is in full swing. Here are my thoughts on competition as it pertains to your results and dealing with the emotional highs and lows of this competition. Every week we are in a position to be tested, judged, evaluated, critiqued, and subsequently ranked with our peers. This is inherently a stressful and competitive environment. Most of us will be disappointed with our score and feel we should have gotten more reps, I know I do. It’s important to understand that if we give 100% effort, and there were not significant errors in strategy, that we walk away head high and ready for the next challenge. Use those feelings to drive and motivate us to work hard in the future and not linger on the past. You are not defined by your Open score or rank! It’s a reflection of what you could do that week. It’s a milestone on the timeline of your CrossFit journey, make it one to look back at and fuel the training in the future! We all have goals and some people train aggressively all year for this competition… but there are no losers in the Open! Do the best you can, note the things you need to work on during the next training year, and then move on to the next week!
Feb 27: 2014 Games Open starts
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“…I joined CrossFit Salem three months ago in an effort to maintain my level of fitness. I have far exceeded my own expectations!”
“I’m not as sore as I thought I’d be…just “good” sore! I can still get out of my desk chair without help…that is a good sign!”
“For me the changes that I have made through Crossfit have been huge. I have never been an athlete and never done much more than walk on a treadmill. Sometimes in a middle of a workout, when I am doing things (or let’s say attempting to do… things) I never in a million years thought I would do, I just think how anyone who really knows ME would be shocked! Thanks Andy, Carol and the Salem Crossfit community. I would have quit a long time ago had it not been for your encouragement and support. I r…
“…When I joined CrossFit Salem in August 09, I quickly discovered that I had not been pushing myself anywhere near my limits. I’ve lost two pant sizes. I can open my own jars and carry my own 40lb bags of dog food with ease.”
“I couldn’t believe the drastic changes in just a few weeks. I have learned so much and after several years of boring and unmotivating workouts- I am excited to train again. For that, I can never thank you guys enough!”
“Today is my one year since I started Crossfit at Crossfit Salem. I am so glad I found the place. I have made many great friends, had new experiences. I cannot speak enough how much it has changed me. I feel so much better because of Crossfit. Thank You Andy and Carol for providing such a fantastic place to go. Thank Yo…u to the rest of my Crossfit crew for helping me through this first year!”
Wear athletic shoes and apparel. Arrive 10 minutes early and introduce yourself to the other participants, start stretching (as best you know how). There is a basic warm up written on the white board... just start doing that and class will start at about 5 after.
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