In the world of CrossFit, there is a 5-week span that is known at “The Open.” If you’ve been around for more than a year, then you were here to experience it in 2015. If you haven’t been a part of it, check out this video below:
So here’s the thing, that video focuses on the top competitors – the 1% that will make it on to the next stage of competition. But here, at CrossFit For Glory, the Open is a special time where us regular people find out so much about ourselves…not just from a physical standpoint, but also a mental one.
While you can compare your scores to the best in the world, what you are really here to do is compete against yourself. Are you better today than you were yesterday?
We’ve had people get their first pull-ups, first toes to bar, first muscle up, set a PR on a clean and jerk, and on and on and on…all during the Open, because of the atmosphere. It’s hard to put into words…kind of like when your friends say “So tell me what this CrossFit stuff is all about.”
In the coming weeks leading up to the first open, we will take a look back and share some of the inspiring stories from years past. But for now…LET’S GET DOWN TO BUSINESS!!!
This year, to increase the level of fun, we are introducing a novel concept – the Intramural Open! If you have ever played intramural sports…or really team sports of any kind, this is no different.
We have selected 5 team captains.
Starting tonight, it is up to YOU to go to games.crossfit.com and register for the Open there.
In about two weeks, we’ll have a “draft” of everyone that will be participating in the Open to place you on one of the teams. Don’t worry – everyone will be chosen at random and we will make sure that teams are fair!
From there, each team will come up with their own team name, colors, all that fun stuff! Want to make shirts – go for it! Noisemakers – go for it! The goal is to have as much fun as humanly possible while challenging yourself to be better than yesterday.
Now…because we’re creating teams that will compete against one another, we’ve got to have a scoring system, right? To promote fun and encourage everyone to participate, here are how you can help your team score points:
1. Teams are given 1 point for every athlete who completes a given Open workout.
2. Teams are given 3 points for every athlete who finishes among the top 3 women or top 3 men in the gym per workout.
3. Teams are given 5 points if they win the “Spirit of the Open” award on any given week.
After the final Open workout, we’re going to host a big BBQ at the gym and present awards.
The only catch? You’ve gotta sign up! Do so here at the CrossFit Games website!
Oh…you probably want to see what WOD we’re doing on Friday, right? Click here!