The Open: What is it? Why do we participate?
The CrossFit Open is many things to many people. Simply put, it is an international online CrossFit competition. Sign up, perform the WODs at your home gym where you will have a judge/rep-counter or do them in your garage (and submit by video). For some, it is the first qualifier on the road to competing at the CrossFit Games. For others, it is a way to compete inside their own gym for bragging rights. And for others still, it is a way to test themselves against past performances to gauge progress… or just for fun!
At @karhustrength, we participate in the Open because it gives us another opportunity to bring our community together and celebrate. We celebrate and honor the work we have put in, the progress we have made and continue to strive for, and the friendships we have forged. Most importantly, we do it because WE CAN.
We want our people to push past their perceived limitations, both mental and physical. We want to share in an experience that we are privileged to take on. We also want to highlight health, fitness and the simple but often taken-for-granted fact that we can move our bodies, express ourselves and enjoy the experience as Bears.
At @karhustrength, we run the Open on two days: 1) On Fridays during regular-scheduled classes/programs. Come on Friday if you want the look and feel of a class. Our coach(es) will take you through a guided warm-up, explain the WOD and points of performance, give tips for best success, divide the class into two heats, and assign counters and judges. 2) On Saturdays from 9am - 12pm. Come on Saturday if you want the look and feel of an in-house competition. Our members sign up on a Google Doc during specified time slots. Warm-up and WOD-prep are done are all on you! We will have athletes count and judge for each other.
No matter whether you want to compare yourself to the fittest in the world, the fittest in your gym, or just the fittest version of YOU, we encourage all to sign up for the Open with @karhustrength, share in the suffering and the laughs, and enjoy the process.
Because you can.
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