The CrossFit OPEN FAQ

CrossFit Open FAQ

 

What is the CrossFit Open

The CrossFit Open is the first step of the CrossFit Games. Anyone and everyone worldwide can compete in the Open. The top athletes of the Open move on to Regionals, and the top Regionals athletes move on to the Games. During the 5-week Open, a new workout is released every Thursday night. Each Open competitor has until 5pm Monday to perform the workout and post their score. Then they can then see their ranking in the world, the region, the state, the city, and even inside their own gym. Think of it as everyone in the world belonging to the same Crossfit gym for 1 day a week and instead of recording your score on the whiteboard you do it on the CrossFit Games Website.

 

Where do I do the workouts?

At both CrossFit RE and SODO CrossFit we will be doing the Open workouts on Fridays as a replacement for regular programming.

 

At SODO, the morning and 12:15 classes will be doing the workouts during normal class times and the evening classes will be sectioned off in heats that you will sign up for.

At RE, the Morning and noon class will be doing the workout during their normal class time and the evening classes will be sectioned off in heats that you will sign up for.

 

We are also encouraging everyone to come by Friday nights to hang out, be a judge, and cheer everyone on. The gyms will have a bit of a “party” feel on those nights.

 

What are the workouts?

No one knows until they release them at 5pm on Thursdays on the games.crossfit.com website. You can poke around and look at workouts from previous years. And take note of the programming recently… you’ve probably done at least a couple Open workouts in the past couple weeks!

 

What if I can’t do a movement?

This should not stop you from trying, you will be surprised what your body can do! Also, various versions of each workout are posted (scaled, masters, and teens) that include scaled movements and weights.

 

Is there any good reason not to sign up?

Not that I can think of. 🙂

 

How much is it?

You sign up for $20 on games.crossfit.com

 

Do I have to put my score online?

Yes. And you’ll want to, because this is one of the best ways to track progress year to year. The $20 fee really goes to pay for the score tracking so you can access it year after year to see your improvement.

 

What if I know I’m going to do terrible or I don’t think I’m ready.

This is the exact reason to do it!! Because next year you will be better and you will want to see your improvement. This has less to do with where you are right now, and where you will be in a year. It’s always fun to see your results. But if you don’t take a snapshot where you are today you won’t have anything to compare it to next year. Also, there’s always a chance you’ll blow your own mind and surprise yourself during these workouts.. it happens every year. 🙂

 

What if I miss a workout? On vacation.

You should still do it! Even if you only get to track a few workouts that is better than nothing. Also it’s always fun to drop into a local CrossFit gym/box when you are traveling during the Open.

 

What if I’m not competitive?

This has nothing to do with being competitive It has everything to do with being a part of the community, tracking your results, and having fun. Being competitive is a bonus but not the reason to sign up.

 

When do I do the workouts?

We will be doing them on Friday at both gyms.

 

At SODO, the morning and 12:15 classes will be doing the workouts during normal class times and the evening classes will be sectioned off in heats that you will sign up for.

At RE, the Morning and noon class will be doing the workout during their normal class time and the evening classes will be sectioned off in heats that you will sign up for.

 

We will upload the heat sign-up sheet every Thursday night to the Facebook Private group after the workout is released.

 

What if I can’t come on Friday?

You can make up the Open workout during Open Gym times over the weekend or on Monday, but you will need to plan to have your own judge, or set up a camera to film yourself doing it. Nobody will be allowed to do the open workouts during any normal class time on Saturday or Monday, Only at open gym times. Our classes are simply too big to accommodate this this year.

 

What if I want to do the workout 2 or 3 times? (yes..this is a thing)

Once again, we are not running the workout more than just on Friday. If you want to do it any other time you will have to coordinate with a coach during off times to come in and open the gym for you (if it works for them, and you properly bribe them of course… they are NOT required to do so). Or, again, do it during Open Gym time on the weekends.

Anything else I need to know?
Have you ever been to a summer camp or a place where you were doing the same thing with a group of people for a week or more? The bonding that happened over that week though trials, and challenges and getting to see people in their realest state. That is exactly what happens during the Open, it’s one of the best ways that we build community and come together. And let’s be honest in this day in age, this is one of those moments in your life that you don’t get enough of. LET’S GO!

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