First of all good luck to all our friends and ambassadors competing in this year’s CrossFit Open!
One of the coolest things about CrossFit is their Open. The 2014 CrossFit season begins tonight with a workout open to anyone willing to test themselves and take on the five challenges over the next five weeks.
For more information on the open you can find it here.
Five Tips to Help You Prepare For the Open by Kyle Ruth
In this article Kyle gets more in depth with these five tips for preparing for the open:
1. Plan to repeat the workouts
2. Film your workouts
3. Stop leaderboarding
4. Take care of your hands
5. Be confident in your preparation…by being prepared.
What To Expect From the 2014 Open
CFG Analysis put together this great information on what to expect in the five workouts. Specific exercises, the weights, it is all found here…
6 Bittersweet Lessons of the CrossFit Open
Stephanie participated in the Open last year and here she shares lessons from her experience.
Perhaps the best thing you can do to improve your success in the Open is to properly recover! Most agree that is very beneficial to repeat the workouts and these are HARD workouts so your body will need to recover properly in order to perform in the next HARD workout just around the corner.
Here is a great article Stephanie wrote on how to Stop Feeling Sore.
And if that is not enough here are 6 Daily Steps to Recovery.
I can’t wait until I’m cleared from Physical Therapy to try these 2014 workouts!!! I obviously can’t participate in the actual “open” this year, but it’ll be cool to do them when I’m healthy and then again at this time next year to see how I might have improved!! Let us all know how you guys do!!