Why Do So Many CrossFitters Not Do the Open?

February 12, 2023 by
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“Nah, the Open isn’t for me. I’m just not interested in competing like that.”

“I honestly have no desire to make it to Quarterfinals or go to the CrossFit Games.”

“I could care less about beating other people in workouts.”

“And honestly, $20.00, for what?”

  • People who don’t want to sign up for the Open, probably.

Sadly, historically athletes from within our community have avoided signing up for the Open intentionally. They choose not to sign up due to the perceived inconveniences of pressure, external stress, investment of both time and money, risk of embarrassment, risk of failure, fear of being judged by others. For some it’s the simple statement of, “I don’t want to.” 

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