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Why I’m Doing the Open: Chad Harward
Occupation: Business Consultant
Family: Married with 4 kids
WODS per week: 5
1. How many years have you been CrossFitting? 3
2. How many years have you done the Open? 1
3. Why did you choose to compete in the Open?
The question I am always asking is: “Am I getting better at the CrossFit moves? Am I progressing in strength, endurance, flexibility, and technique? Often the progress is slow and steady but I don’t see it because I’m to close to the situation. The Open was a chance for me to see how I am doing across the board. I am able to see my personal growth scores as well as compare to my same age in other boxes in and out of the State. This brings me a lot of satisfaction because in addition to straying fit I like seeing the “numbers” behind my work. The Open is a great tool to do that.
4. Were you able to do all the workouts?
I was able to do all of the workouts. Some had to be scaled which is fine because then I know my next goal is to progress to RX in that movement over the next year.
5. What is your favorite part about the Open?
Looking each week at the online scoreboard and seeing how I rank worldwide. I converted my brother to CrossFit a year ago. He works out in Austin TX. This year I will be excited to continue our brother rivalry in the Open and see how we score against each other. Anyone who knows me, knows I’m just a “little” competitive!
6. Are you doing to compete again this year?
I will be competing again this year and once again see where my progress has moved to.
7. Anything else you want to mention?
I am the type of person who needs events/specific objectives to keep me engaged and consistently pushing myself. Otherwise, I find it easy to get apathetic which is usually the beginning of taking WODs off and even eating worse. The Open gives me something to work towards all year. Last year was my first year in the Open and I was really nervous about letting everyone else know my performance levels knowing I would not always be one of the best scores. After the first week of last year’s Open I immediately threw out those anxieties as I watched the Letrono family/community environment rally around every athlete each week. The celebration is around effort not hitting a certain score. That is encouraging and motivating to me since no matter where I am in my performance level, I know I can always give effort. Then ironically the scores have just been taking care of themselves! The Open really did help me raise my personal bar in CrossFit.
Front Squat 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1 reps
Competitors or athletes wanting to improve your Fitness level:
20 Kb snatches red/green
10 Muscle ups
20 Kb cleans
10 c2b pullups
20 KB swings