The CrossFit Open is now over…
If you just completed our five-week CrossFit Open Intramural at Lobo, you’re a little sad it’s over, right?
You can admit it.
That was about the most fun we’ve had ALL year, and now you’re wondering: what can I do to fill this void?
The Winter Brawl.
We always encourage people to sign up for competitions at CrossFit Lobo. However, this year was unique. It’s the first year the Open ran in the fall time.
So, what does that mean?? That means our 5th annual Winter Brawl falls right on the heels of the CrossFit Open!
This is good news for you: you don’t have to wait until 2020 to get excited for what’s next.
There are big reasons why you should sign up, and there are benefits you may not even realize you get from participating in a competition.
By signing up for the Winter Brawl, you’ll get to sustain your:
Did you catch what Coach Kris had to say about competing last week?
One of the things he loves the most is the exhilaration that comes from being cheered on by everyone in the crowd. Having done over 15 competitions in the last six years, it’s the excitement that continues to draw him back (even though he claims to be “retired”).
It’s tough to make working out fun, isn’t it? Sometimes, we’d rather do chores at home than go work out. At Lobo, we do our best to keep you engaged with events and challenges throughout the year, but when it’s not pure fun, that’s where accountability comes in. Sometimes we just need that thing, whether it’s a person (coach or friend) or situation to ensure we get to the gym and give it our all that day.
The Winter Brawl provides multiple layers of accountability. For one, it’s a partner competition. So if you sign up, you have a friend that’s counting on you to do some preparation and also give it your best effort on the day of.
Secondly, with the WODs being published, there’s no secret what’s going to be expected of you on game day. Signed up for Rx but don’t have toes to bar? Well, time to get to it! The expectations are clear. When competition day comes, you’ll have to perform these movements up to standard, and there’s no clearer accountability than that.
During the Open, most of the people who participated hit new levels of their fitness they’ve never seen before. Some did pistols for the first time in their lives. Other hit PRs on their clean & jerk.
There’s something magical about the Open that encourages people to perform their best, and competitions are no different. What’s great about the Brawl following right after the Open is that you don’t have to “get” to a higher level of performance–you’re already there.
The key now is to sustain the performance you saw during the Open and keep it going for the Brawl.
A big thing people miss from the Open (especially with the Intramural-style we did this year) is the camaraderie they get to have with others in the gym. Unless you do something really unique for a living, I’m going to bet that you don’t have a crowd of people cheering you on while you’re at work. You don’t walk out the door at the end of the work day high-fiving everyone and hearing how much you killed it today.
But at Lobo, you’re going to get all that and more.
The Open is a big opportunity for that, and so are competitions. We’re just big kids at heart, and we want someone to cheer us on in life and tell us we’re doing a great job.
By signing up for the Winter Brawl, you will continue to get that encouragement and bond with others competing on that day, too.
We’re less than a month away from the Winter Brawl, and the deadline to register is less than two weeks away!!
Is the competition going to push your limits?
Are you going to be ready for the day to be over after you’ve completed your third WOD?
But are you going to have the time of your life and jumpstart your performance and motivation for the new year?
It’s 100% worth it, and you KNOW it! Be the wo/man in the arena. Grab a partner and register for the competition TODAY!*
Head on over to Facebook and click “Going” let us know you’ll be there!
*Lobo members can sign up at the gym.