Hey guys!! We have 31 athletes registered for the CrossFit Open so far!! That is AWESOME!! Our CFD Intramurals are going to be SO MUCH FUN!! Remember, If you haven't registered yet, but would like to participate, please register by 8pm tonight!! I'm going to post the randomly selected intramural teams tonight with the WOD for tomorrow which will be Open WOD 19.1! Tune in to games.crossfit.com for the live open annoucement at 8pm!
If you are new to the CrossFit Open or are unfamiliar with how it works, here are the details...
What Is the Open?
The worldwide Open is an all-inclusive online competition. Anyone 14 and up can sign up, and the Open even welcomes athletes who are 70 and older. For five weeks, CrossFit announces one workout each Thursday. Athletes have five days (Thursday-Monday) to complete the workout and submit their scores in order to be ranked on the official CrossFit Games Leaderboard. They can perform the workouts in front of a judge at one of more than 14,000 CrossFit gyms around the world, or they can do the workouts in a garage, home gym, or other location and upload a video for judging by the community.
The Open is for everyone. With Rx'd and scaled options for 19 different divisions, everyone—newbies, casual CrossFit athletes and the elite—can complete some version of the workout. In past years, we’ve seen masters competitors (35-60+) achieve feats they never thought possible, we’ve seen new athletes find new levels of personal success, and we’ve seen the emergence of rising CrossFit Games stars who inspire the world by showing what’s possible. Throughout the competition, victories great and small are celebrated throughout the affiliate community and in garages from Alaska to New Zealand.
The 2019 Open begins TODAY (Thursday Feb. 21st at 8pm) when the first workout is announced live. After that, workouts will be released Feb. 27, March 7, 14, and 21st, all at 8pm via live announcement on games.crossfit.com.
Looking to maximize your CrossFit Open? Here are some tips from Games athlete Cole Sager on how to approach the 2019 Open! He discusses preparation, mindset, nutrition, warm-up, Rx vs. Scaled, and redoing workouts. Now go CRUSH it! 👊🏼