Mid-Open Rule Changes: What Is Going On at CrossFit HQ

The New Rules:

1) No Open Roster (No More Open)

2) No Open Masters (No More Open Masters)

3) No Open Athletes (No More Open Athletes)

4) No Open Competitors (No More Open Competitors)

5) All Games are Closed (All Games Are Closed For Good!)

6) All Masters’ Events Are Closed Until Further Notice!

(Masters’ Events Are Closed Until Further Notice!)

7) All Open Competitor’s Events Are Now Closed Until Further Notice!

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(Open Competitor’s Events Are Now Closed Until Further Notice!)

What Does This Mean To You?

It means that you will not have any chance to compete in any of these events anymore. If you want to continue competing, then you need to get out of the gym or else move away from the city where your gym is located.

If you are already training at a gym, then it might be better if you leave them alone until they make changes to their rules. But if you don’t train there, then it might be best to stay put. Some gyms are going to survive this change because most of the people who do train there still follow the rules anyway.

Others may become less popular with the new rule changes.

Whatever you decide to do, make sure you have a crossfit games ticket before the deadline. It’s not going to be easy to get one of those since they probably will all be gone soon. This is a big change for crossfit that no one saw coming.

It seems to be happening so quickly and with no warning. There has been some speculation that there are other reasons behind this change, but no one really knows what’s going on. For all we know, this could just be a big money-making scheme by the head-honchos to sell tickets.

We’ll keep you posted if any more news comes out about this.

Best of luck!

The “CrossFit Games” Begin This Month.

What Is Going To Happen?

The annual competition that many of us look forward to all year is finally here. The CrossFit Games Open is upon us and it will be the only thing on anyone’s mind at your local box. Even if you don’t participate in the Open, your gym will most likely be encouraging everyone to sign up and start competing. It’s important to prepare yourself for this exciting event so you’re not overwhelmed by the first day. Here’s what you can expect during these next few weeks.

Who Is Eligible?

Every CrossFit gym in the world is participating, and you don’t have to make any kind of commitment by signing up other than the fact that you can only sign up with one box. This is great news for you if you’re already training at a popular gym because you won’t need to worry about any of the other members signing up and taking your favorite workout time. The bad news is, the more popular the gym is, the more crowded it’s probably going to be during the Open.

If you train at a small box, then this might not be such a big problem for you. You’ll still be dealing with more people than usual, but everyone there is also a regular so you’ll all be used to dealing with each other. The only thing you might not like is all of the newbies asking questions during the workouts.

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As usual, you’ll have to remind them that they need to learn how to do things the right way before going all out.

The Open will also be accessible to online participants. If you’re one of these people, then the Open won’t be much different for you except that you’ll be following the online program instead of your box’s daily WOD. You can find the workouts either on the Games’ website or the CrossFit mobile app.

You will be able to compete with people in your region and of your age group.

What Is The Open?

The Open is a five-week long series of competitive workouts. These workouts are released on Thursday at 5pm and they are all timed. You have until the following Monday at 5pm to submit your score. Each year, the first workout is always a 1 rep max front squat and this is used to calculate your “starting” percentage.