The CrossFit Open. If you are newer to CrossFit, welcome to a holiday for CrossFitters. For some of us, this is a time to compete against the rest of the world (yes, literally) and see what you are made of up against the biggest names, and the people most new to the sport of CrossFit.
What is the Open?? It is ever changing, however it is usually 5 weeks of competition on a large stage. Each week, a new workout is announced, and for four days, athletes around the world attempt to get their highest lift, quickest time or most reps for these workouts. For some, this is the opportunity to advance to the CrossFit games. For most of us, it is a time to see where we match up against the rest of the CrossFit atheles. Each year CrossFit grows, and each year new challenges are given to us from the creator himself Dave Castro. The workouts he creates are to test your physical ability as well at your mental fortitude.
Open season begins in February and culminates in March. Want more details about past events, you can go to this link.
Registration is Jan. 14 and can be found here.
Each Saturday starting Feb. 27 and concluding March 26, we will be doing these workouts beginning with heats at 900a and running until finished.
We encourage you all to register and join in our community fun at Raleigh CrossFit!
What Coach Amber thought about her first open!
“My most memorable open experience was when I started with RCF. It was eye opening for me. My first open workout I was so determined to give it my all. I believe I got no-rep’s on about 15 box jumps. (From Chennelle) What?!? I thought. I had been CrossFitting for several years at this point, surely I knew how to do box jumps. I was opening up my hips at the top of the box but not locking out my knees. My experience was humbling and rewarding because I was being held accountable for the integrity of my movement.