For those unfamiliar, this is the annual worldwide online competition that kick starts the road to the Crossfit Games. Everyone that signs up gets the chance to complete the exact same WOD as others from other boxes locally and around the globe.
There are 5 total workouts that are released from Crossfit HQ, each being announced roughly midday Thursday with a completion and submission deadline of 11:00am the following Tuesday. The Open will kicks off Thursday the 27th of February and runs for 5 weeks.
Ideally we'll have everyone complete the WOD in the Saturday 8:00/9:00 sessions.
For those that can't make the Saturday and are wanting to get involved, let us know and we
could possibly arrange a time more convenient. Any athlete who hopes to compete at Regionals will need to follow a few extra steps during the Open with more contingency as to who is judging their WOD as well as a recording being provided. For the most part however, this will be more about having some fun and having a chance to participate in a makeshift comp having your WOD judged and reps counted for.
We’ll be running the released workouts as our WOD for that day if you decide to register or not but we really want to encourage as many of you as possible to have a crack and get involved. Regardless if you're new or old to CrossFit, it's certainly an exciting time of year that brings out a little bit more in everyone and a time to embrace the community aspect of Crossfit. If anything, the Open is an excellent way to see where your strength and weaknesses lye and also see how you fare against others around Australia and the world! The online comp page also gives you comparison options
so you can see how stack up against the likes of a Rich Froning or Camille LeBlanc, but also someone with the same length of crossfit experience, age, weight etc.
HOW TO REGISTER....
- Head to the games website - www.games.crossfit.com
- Click the LOG IN/SIGN UP tab (If you have signed up in previous years use your previous login details, from here follow the prompts to register)
- Select CREATE AN ACCOUNT and complete all your details.
- Make sure you select CrossFit Brawn as your AFFILIATE AND as your TEAM. The cost to sign up is $20.
Let’s get after it team!