CrossFit is becoming increasingly popular as the means for people to test their competitive mettle. The “sport” aspect of CrossFit can be debated, but as coaches we just want you to compete in something. Whether you play soccer, basketball, ultimate frisbee, run half-marathons, or compete in CrossFit competitions, having a competition on the horizon helps to focus your training and push you past the complacency that might set in otherwise.
As you’ve likely heard, many Intrepids have found their way into competing in CrossFit and the 2012 CrossFit competition season kicks into high gear on February 22 with the five-week, five-workout CrossFit Games Open. Each week a workout will be posted on the CrossFit Games website and athletes will have the remainder of the week to complete the workout, post their scores online, and have the score verified by the affiliate they worked out at or a judge online if they submit a video. Scaling is allowed, however, in order to be eligible to advance to the next level workouts must be completed as they’re written. Each week, the workout will be announced on Wednesday at 5 p.m. PT (starting February 22). Everyone will have until the following Sunday at 5 p.m. PT to complete that week’s workout and submit their score. You can do the workout at your local affiliate or film your attempt from any gym, a garage, or park.
Once you submit your workouts to the Games site, you’ll be able to find your rank, both worldwide and in your region. You get one point for each place (i.e. five points for 5th place) for each workout. Your overall score is the sum of all the workout scores, and lowest total points wins. You can compete both as an Individual and on a Team. Individuals are divided between men and women, and Masters are divided by gender and age.
The individual athletes and teams that perform the best across the five Open workouts, in each of the 17 regions, will be invited to compete at the second stage of the Games, the Regionals. The top 20 Masters in each age and gender category will earn an automatic spot at the Games in July.
Everyone in the world is invited to participate to see how they stack up. Tens of thousands of athletes from every continent will visit affiliates and submit videos in the quest to prove their fitness. If this is something that you’re even remotely interested in I encourage you to talk with one of the Intrepid coaches. Athletes must be registered as individuals in order to compete as a team, and teams for regionals consist of 3 men and 3 women. Registration opens up on Feb 1, 2012 so give it some thought and let us know if you’d like to sign up.
In teams of 4:
12 rope climbs
200 box jumps
12 muscle ups or 48 ring dips
C/o Bonus: Traverse one lap around the pull up bars.