It's a new year. That means ready or not, it's time to talk CrossFit Open. There are a lot of changes to this year's games, so it will be fun to participate and see how it all plays out. But first, we'll cover the basics:
The Crossfit Open will be the start of the road to the 2015 CrossFit Games. The Open consists of a five-week competition with one new workout per week. The week’s workout will be released each Thursday at 5 p.m. PT, and competitors will have four days to complete the workout and log their score on the Games site. Score submissions will be due before 5 p.m. PT on the Monday following the workout’s release. Each WOD will have both a scaled and RX division, and all participants will be able to track their RX or Scaled score over the course of the competition by gym, region, and world wide.
Here! Participating in the open can be as simple as showing up on Fridays or as complicated as scheduling multiple trials for each WOD and everything in between. All WODs will be able to be completed here at UB; just make sure you have a coach or
Registration begins Jan 15th!
The first Open workout will be released on Thursday, Feb. 26. Just like last year, we here at UB will be hosting the Open WODs as our Friday WOD each week. The full Open will run from Feb. 26-March 30 with the individual WODs happening:
15.1: Feb. 26 -March 2
15.2: March 5-9
15.3: March 12-16
15.4: March 19-23
15.5: March 26-30
EVERYONE! CrossFit is touted as being appropriate for athletes of all levels. For the first time ever since the creation of the CrossFit Open, there will now be scaled Open WODs. So whether or not you have a coveted muscle up or can do a strict knees to elbows, you will (and should) be able to participate in one of UB's and the greater CrossFit community's biggest event of the year.
Whether you're in here to be the next Rich Froning, to get better at your sport, or to just look better naked, competition is good for mind/body/soul. Push yourself to do movements you might otherwise avoid, build mental fortitude and learn any of the many lessons available if you let yourself take yourself seriously as an athlete -- TRY IT!