As the CrossFit Games Open draws closer and kicks into full (kettlebell) swing, hundreds of thousands of athletes across the world are preparing to master their movements.
Dubbed the biggest sporting competition on earth, the CrossFit Open is a time of year where competitors can put their fitness to the test and see how they compare to other athletes worldwide – whether you have been training hard for the entire year, or are just doing it for fun.
Importantly, the open is a way for individuals to really test themselves against the world and make big improvements on fitness goals.
This year’s Open, which kicks off on 11 March, will be the most accessible in CrossFit history with flexible options for participants to compete either at their local gym or at home. For instance, for athletes competing at home, there are two divisions to Open workouts from home: basic equipment and equipment-free.
If you’ve chosen the home equipment option you will require some essential equipment. Below you’ll find everything you need to participate in this year’s CrossFit open. In addition, you can buy what you need now via the Payflex Store Directory, and only pay later in 4 interest-free instalments.
2. Barbells and Plates
3. Plyo Box
4. Jump Rope
5. A Pull-up Location
Understanding the ins & outs of the CrossFit Open
Each week, for three weeks, CrossFit releases a workout. As a result of the pandemic, the competition takes place remotely, with participants from around the world submitting video recorded workouts (held up to specific standards). Participants then have seven days to complete the workout and upload their scores.
This year’s CrossFit open is designed to be accessible to everyone from beginners to professionals across all ages, backgrounds, and levels of fitness —that means YOU can do it. In addition, it’s a nice way to track your fitness progress year over year.
Therefore, whether you are brand new to fitness or consider yourself a pro Crossfitter, it is not too late to change your mind! Above all, it will be the ultimate learning experience. Ready to drink the cool aid? Find out more information on the CrossFit Open here: https://games.crossfit.com/.