CrossFit Games Director Dave Castro has always been a little masochistic.

A new year, a new way to cause pain seems to be the guy’s motto. The 2018 CrossFit Open will be no different.

I think; people should be prepared for the unknown and the unexpected.

In the video below, Dave mentally prepares Open athletes to expect the unexpected.

Like every Open, he tries to incorporate fear and intimidation into his speeches, so that only the strong-willed remain.

Check out the video and see for yourself if you have what it takes February 22nd!

Ready to crush the 2018 Open?

Here’s a great guide for preparing for the pain: 4 TIPS TO DOMINATE THE OPEN