Hey Gang! I’ve been talking about it in classes and wanted to put something out to the masses via the blog. Over the next couple months we will be focussing on the movements commonly programmed during the past 7 years of the CrossFit Games Open.
Our goal os to prepare you for the Open as well as drill the movements of the Open because they are foundational to CrossFit. In addition to the Open movements you will experience typical WOD layouts similar to the Open.
In addition we will be hitting multiple CrossFit Benchmark workouts over the next 6-8 weeks. With the new year comes the ability to look at repeat some workouts and observe our progress.
Movements over the past 7 years:
Seen 7 times:
Toes to Bar
Muscle Ups (Rings/Bar)
Seen 2-6 times:
Box Jumps x5
Overhead Squats x3
Handstand Pushups x3
Walking Lunges (loaded) x2
Clean and Jerk x2
Shoulder to Overhead
Single Arm DB Snatch
DB Power Cleans
*note that Jerk, Push Press, and Shoulder to Overhead is like 3 because it’s all Shoulder to Overhead
General Information about the 2018 CrossFit Games Open:
FIVE WEEKS – FEB. 22-MARCH 26
18.1- Feb. 22-26
18.2- March 1-5
18.3- March 8-12
18.4- March 15-19
18.5- March 22-26
Registration for the Open begins Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018.
The Open is the first stage of the CrossFit Games season and the largest community event of the year. Every year, hundreds of thousands of athletes come together to compete in the worldwide, online competition.
Anyone aged 14 or older can compete. All you have to do is sign up at Games.CrossFit.com and log your score each week. Workouts are released on Thursdays at 5 p.m. PT, and athletes have four days to complete the workout for the week and submit their score. Scores are due before 5 p.m. PT the following Monday. Complete the workouts at a CrossFit affiliate with a judge, or film your effort from anywhere in the world and submit a link as proof.
The Open offers two versions of each workout, scaled and Rx’d. The scaled option makes the event all-inclusive. All athletes can compare their results to others worldwide, regionally, by age or within their own gyms. An official CrossFit Games app will be available in late January, which will focus on your own personal performance in the Open.
At the end of five weeks, the fittest move on to the next stages of competition: the Regionals and the Online Qualifier.