Monday, January 28, 2013

The 2013 Reebok Crossfit Games Open is just a little over a month away. In 2011 the Open saw 26,000 athletes register. In 2012 that number increased to almost 70,000. This year promises to be even bigger!!!

Registration for the Open will begin on January 30th. This years Open will run from March 6 – April 7th with athletes doing one workout per week for the 5 weeks of the Open. Athletes will compete to qualify for the Regionals (semi-finals) and will also get to see how they stack up against the rest of the world!

We will be running the weekly Open workouts the day after the WOD is announced at Swamp Rabbit Crossfit during regular class times. Everyone will do the open WODs and we encourage you all to register.

Q: I don’t plan to compete in Regionals. Why should I register?

A: When else will able to participate in a worldwide event with thousands and thousands of other athletes? You may not plan to nab a spot to the CF Games, but you will be able to post your scores and see where you stack up against other athletes at all levels and ages. Set a goal for yourself this year, like to finish in the top 50%, or just to complete every Open WOD.  These WODs are also all about integrity and accountability. Every single rep will be judged and you will not be given credit for “almost” or “close enough”. It’s a great way to prepare for some fun upcoming competitions. We would like to emphasize the fact that the open is for EVERYONE. Beginners, scaled athletes, young, old, and everyone inbetween.

There will also be prizes warded to the gym with the most members signed up to participate in the Open. The winning gym gets 100 tickets to the Games and they get their affiliate fee waived for life!!! So sign up!

MOD
Take 15 mins to find 1RM Deadlift
 
WOD
EMOM until full minute of work cannot be completed
Deadlift-70% of 1RM
Burpee