As the sport of CrossFit continues to evolve and become more mainstream, the so called competitive season is just around the corner. For who have seen the CrossFit Games on television or in person just about every athlete has to first compete in what is known as the CrossFit Open. The CrossFit Open is “open” to anyone wanting to register. Using their video recording device and a computer with internet access to upload said video, or their local CrossFit affiliate, athletes pay a registration fee (in the neighborhood of $10-$20 in previous years) and are placed into a geographical region based on their location. CrossFit HQ posts one workout a week for five weeks, and athletes are required to complete the posted workout and share their results online. At the end of the five week period the top 50-60 athletes from each geographical region advance to Regionals where over the course of a weekend must complete several workouts or more. Only the top few male and female athletes advance to the CrossFit Games you see on TV or will go see in July in Carson.
CrossFit HQ announced that the 2013 CrossFit Open will begin on March 6th and run through April 7. Registration opens up on Jan 30th. Athletes can also compete in Regionals and in the CrossFit Games as teams of 3 men and 3 women, but they must all compete as individuals in the CrossFit Open first in order to qualify their gym for the Regionals.
This past year we had a great showing of Intrepid athletes sign up and challenge the CrossFit Open workouts. This coming year will likely be even better as more of you have gotten your feet wet in CrossFit competitions. Whether you need something to train towards or want to challenge yourself and see how you compare in one of the most competitive CrossFit regions in the world, mark your calendars to sign up for the 2013 CrossFit Open.
Press 3×5 or Wendler
Front Squat 3×3