The level of competition…
There are hundreds of thousands of athletes who do the Opens. A tiny percentage of them move on to Regionals. A small percentage of those go to the Games. Of THOSE few selected athletes, there is a massive gap between the first and the last heat. When you see these super athletes crush a workout that would take you (at least) twice as long if you scaled down to the women’s weights, you know they are for real. However, something special happens when those super athletes from the first heat get demolished by the mega superstar athletes in the last heat.
What ends up happening is that your mind tells you that the first 10 guys doing the workout aren’t that good at CrossFit. The reality is that they are incredibly good at it. The last 10 guys are just THAT much better. I am super impressed and have nothing but admiration for these titans. And if you have plans on throwing down with these guys, your willingness to work and suffer has to be inappropriately high.
It was amazing,