The Final Countdown



It’s here. In exactly one week (give or take a few hours), Dave Castro will announce 18.1 to hundreds of thousands of eager, excited, and probably slightly scared enthusiasts. Today we just want to leave you with a few final thoughts heading into the start of the 2018 season.



You’ve put in the hours; you’ve sacrificed your blood, sweat, and possibly some tears over the past few months. You’ve dialed in your nutrition, your training schedule, your sleep, and any other variable you think might give you an advantage. Now it’s game time. The most significant thing you can do to help yourself now is to ENJOY IT!

Stressing out over what the workout might be won’t help you at all. Stressing out about a particular movement or time domain that you didn’t train quite enough won’t help you at all. What you need to understand is that anything that happens now is largely out of your control. Stressing about this stuff is just wasted effort. Try your best to enjoy the next 5 weeks, I promise that being happy and excited will do more for your performance than being stressed and worried will. Plus, the Open will be over faster than you think – don’t waste it.



“No one care’s what your score is.” I absolutely love that quote. It took me a LONG TIME to come to grips with it, but it’s so true. I used to think I have to put up an awesome score because everyone is watching me. Well, eventually I realized that was kind of foolish – the Open is about pushing myself to be better after all.

If you have to scale a workout, you didn’t fail. If you don’t repeat a workout, that’s fine. Again, the only thing you should be concerned with is pushing yourself. If you feel external pressure to perform at a certain level, don’t give into it. Listen to your gut and do what you feel is right for you. If you give in to external pressure I promise you won’t enjoy the Open as much as you should.



Things will go wrong. The workouts will be hard and you will be pushed past your breaking point. That is the exact intent and design of the 5 Open workouts. The only thing you are allowed to be upset about is if you don’t give your full effort. Everything else is off limits. We know there will be new movements that will surprise us and we know our weakness will show up too. Greet them with a smile and a can-do attitude.

Oh, and there is no bitching, no complaining, no whining, and no excuses. These are reserved for losers and quitters. Not you.


For most of us, the next 5 weeks are what we train year round for. Enjoy it, don’t stress, and be smart. And of course, be #greaterthanyesterday.

February 15, 2018 by Jason Yule

Boxstar Holiday Sale!

Yo Boxstars, how we all doin?? Just wanted to drop a quick note about our Holiday Sale that we will have pretty much right up through the holidays. Christmas is right around the corner, and if you are still looking for some last minute gifts, we have your back.

The Deals:

  • 20% off site-wide for all items
  • Buy 3 items, get the 4th item at 50% off
  • Free Shipping on all orders over $50
  • Select items in our clearance locker

The Goods:

  • That special man - the Defender Collection is sure to satisfy the hardcore man in your life.
  • That special lady - we have a wide range of capri and full length tights that are sure to be a hit this winter. We boast only top reviews and our customers love that they don't ride up or down while training. Our joggers are super comfy too. 
  • Mom or Dad - check out our new sweats. We have an incredibly comfy Lace Tie Sweatshirt or our super popular Blue Line and Red Line Sweatshirts for the patriotic ones.
  • Kiddos - don't forget the little monsters, or our super cute camo tee for the girls. 
  • Don't forget giftcards! We have a variety of gift card denomenations for that special Boxstar in your life.
  • Lastly, select items are heavily discounted in our clearance locker.

There is a bunch of other sweet swag like our tee and tank collections, so whatever you need to satisfy the crossfitter's in your life, we got your back. Just don't wait too long - the sale isn't guaranteed all the way to Christmas, and the closer we get, the more and more busy we get! Head on over to the store now and take care of those last minute gifts!