NASA scientists have studied the bumble bee and as to replicate their design for aircraft. The conclusion after research and study stated no aircraft can be designed like a bumble bee because a bumble bee should not be able to fly.
With the CrossFit Games Open coming up many of you are wondering, “Why should I sign up? I’m not going to regionals, I’m not a Games athlete, I may not be able to perform some of the exercises Rx.” Well that may be true, but Ben Bergeron, a CrossFit coach whom I greatly admire, wrote an article from a quote which is quite revealing. “Aerodynamically the bumble bee should not be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn’t know that so it keeps on flying anyway.”
What does that mean to you and how does it effect you? Well, as the bumble bee shouldn’t be able to fly because his body is way too large and his wings are way too small, he has faith in himself to go out of the hive every day and works hard despite all laws of physics which state he should fall out of the hive straight to the ground. Like the bumble bee, why not have faith in yourself? Much like the bumble bee doesn’t know any better, you might surprise yourself by just trying. Many a PR have been reached during Open Season. First DU, First T2B, first 165# power snatch, faster Karen time, faster Fran time; the examples are endless. But without that spirit and sport of competition that extra effort sometimes gets lost. That is what makes the Open so special.
With the new scaling options in place HQ has made this year so everyone should be able to participate in the Open. You may be scaled in week 1, but Rx in week 2, that choice is yours. If you want to participate Rx throughout the Open to test your abilities, not only for your self, but to see how you compare to the rest of the world, we will support and nurture you. If you scale every workout, we now have a worldwide tool of measurement to see how your training is working and where you excel and where you could improve. There is no other gym, training center or program which will afford you this kind of information and data.
In conclusion, have faith in yourself, just like the bumblebee. Dare to challenge yourself. Prove to yourself that you are just like a bumblebee and can do the “impossible.”