Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Compete in the CrossFit Games Open

The CrossFit Games Open is upon us again. This is one of the most exciting times of the year to be a CrossFitter! The CrossFit Open last from February 23 to March 27th and consists of 5 weeks of workouts that are published on Friday and must be completed by the following Monday. This will be mine and Beth’s 5th consecutive year competing in the Open.  Even from the first year that I competed when I was still relatively new to CrossFit, I always found it interesting to see how I stacked up against others in my gym and my division throughout the world. I went from being in the top 20% in my first year to into the top 5% over the last two years. I’m still trying to make it to the Master’s Qualifiers (the Master’s version of Regionals) and I hope that 2017 is the year that I do. Whether I do or not, doesn’t really matter all that much though, because that is not the only reason that I compete in the Open. I have many reasons why I compete as do most people, but here are a few reasons why YOU should do it.

  1. It’s the largest community event of the CrossFit Calendar.
  2. To be a part of your Affiliate Community
  3. To compete with hundreds of thousands across the world from all walks of life.
  4. To see how you stack up against the rest of the state, world, your occupation, the fittest on earth or just others in your box.
  5. It will highlight the areas where you need to improve on.
  6. To see just how far your fitness has come in the last year.
  7. It’s the first step in qualifying for Regionals or the even The CrossFit Games.
  8. There is a division for everyone, including: Rx, Scaled, Teen and Masters divisions (including 35-39 – new this year).
  9. Competition will help you push yourself more than you thought capable.
  10. It’s a blast!