10am til Noon. Not limited to lifting, you can work on your body weight skills or anything you like really. Don’t forget about Benchmark Training, still time to hit a “Girl”, “Games” or “Hero” workout. You can also use this time as an Open Gym Session, just make sure you have a plan.


Rx means nothing

Being sentimental about “going Rx” is foolish. It’s like asking Usain Bolt to stop lowering the world record so your best 100-m time doesn’t look worse. “Rx” is ever changing, an arbitrary label for a workout, not a person. It’s a construct. I can create a workout Mat Fraser would have to scale: Diane at 505 lb. Sorry, Mat. You aren’t an “Rx guy” anymore.


CrossFit Open 2018: Best Programmed Ever

Yes, You Should Do The Open Every Year

In closing, let me recap why you should do the Open each year, regardless your fitness level or chances of moving on in the competition. As I have always said, aiming for success in the Open is not just for top-tier athletes. It’s also a tremendous opportunity to build benchmarks and goals into your year-round training. Even if you never go on to high-level competition, completing the Open WODs each year gives you performance data you can use to chart your progress and evaluate your programming going forward.