Continuing with the CrossFit Games theme this week let’s talk about the Open. The open is just that, it’s open to ALL athletes around the world. There are 5 workouts spread out over 5 weeks and all are encouraged to perform! All workouts must be validated through CrossFit headquarters to count. Here is a description from http://games.crossfit.com/workouts :
The structure of the 2012 CrossFit Games season will be the same as last year. The 2012 Reebok CrossFit Games season begins with the worldwide Open competition. Everyone in the world is invited to compete in five workouts over five weeks, posting their scores online in real time. Last year, more than 26,000 athletes competed in the Open. With the community’s rapid growth, this year promises to be substantially larger.
Every Open workout needs to be validated to count. Competitors will have two options to validate their performances. They can workout at a local affiliate, where they will be judged in person, or they can submit video evidence of their performance to the entire community. There is no limit to the number of attempts an athlete can make, provided the score submitted prior to the close of each week.
Competitors will be ranked both worldwide and by region. The 60 fittest individual athletes and 30 fittest teams from each region will earn invitations to one of 17 Regionals. This is the first chance athletes will have in 2012 to establish their international standings. For Masters athletes, the top 20 athletes in each age division in the Open will qualify directly to the Games.
Here are the 1st workouts over the past two years… you just never know what CrossFit HQ will come up with…
2012 – Workout 1
Complete as many reps as possible in 7 minutes of: BURPEES. That’s right… 7 strait minutes of Burpees!
2011 – Workout 1
10 Minute AMRAP of: 30 Double Unders / 15 Power Snatch