5 Things to Start Doing Right Now to Prepare for The Open

November 11, 2021 by
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The CrossFit Games Open is the official and metaphorical beginning of the CrossFit competitive season. The Open was introduced in 2011 as an annual online qualifier format for the purpose of advancing to in-person qualifier events (with the notable exception of the 2019 season). 

Affiliate participation in the Open has been constant with many gyms hosting in-house events that allow their members to compete head-to-head and virtually with competitors from around the world. Even though the stakes are seemingly low for people who are not advancing to the next stage of competition, the Open will always be a good test of fitness relative to previous years and other people. Not to mention, it feels good to crush your training partners.

While a lot of people start dialing in nutrition, training extra sessions, and working on skills in January to prepare, now is really the time to start making changes if the expectation is to reach peak potential in February. As someone who has participated in many CrossFit Games Opens and currently works with competitive and recreational CrossFit athletes, I have come up with a list of the top 5 things to start doing right now to reach your potential for The Open season.

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