“The Ultimate Guide to the 2021 CrossFit Open in Plainfield, IL”
Welcome to CrossFit Plainfield’s Ultimate Guide to the CrossFit Open. This year “the Open” will be different than in previous years, however, the one thing that will not change is the energy, excitement, PR’s and fun that is had by our members.
What is “the Open?”
From all over the world, “athletes compete against each other, and against themselves to put up the best score in a series of shared workouts over a three-week period.”(crossfit.com)
Everyone will experience their own challenges, triumphs, and personal records. This years’ three week structure also comes with inclusions for complete participation no matter where you are in your CrossFit journey (more on that later) and the ability to complete workouts with or without equipment.
Who should compete?
EVERYONE should compete and can compete, this year in particular. CrossFit has made some great changes to ensure the Open is not only for the “elite” athlete but includes all abilities. The new additions of adaptive athletes, a Teen division and at home athletes are just a few of the changes you will see in the 2021 Open.
How will competing benefit your fitness journey?
As an athlete, completing the Open allows you to test the work you have been putting in for the last year. Some workouts will be in your “wheel house” and some will challenge you but in the end, you’ll amaze yourself when you do one thing you didn’t think you could. You will find where your weaknesses are and maybe establish a new goal (or two).
Why CrossFit Plainfield?
CrossFit Plainfield is where you want to participate in the Open. Each Friday our members complete the workouts with their peers and coaches providing a supportive and encouraging environment. Our gym is divided into 4 fun teams that participate for points in different categories. In the end, the Team with the most points is crowned the 2021 Champs and honored with a special flag that is hung in our gym.
For more information about the CrossFit Open, visit: https://games.crossfit.com/
Looking to return to CrossFit or become a member at CrossFit Plainfield? Visit: www.crossfitplainfield.com