Sunday, February 19, 2017
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
STAGE 1: The Open
17.1: Feb. 23 - 27
Five Weeks | Feb. 23 - March 27
17.2: March 2 - 6
17.3: March 9 - 13
17.4: March 16 - 20
17.5: March 23 - 27
Registration for the Open begins Jan. 12, 2017.
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 in the Open. 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.
Since 2015, the Open has offered a scaled option in addition to the prescribed workout. This option makes the all-inclusive event even more accessible to the masses.
At the end of five weeks, the fittest move on to the next stages of competition: The Regionals and The Online Qualifier.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
For those not in the know, a muscle up is bodyweight movement that combines a pull up and a dip. In other words then, you start below the pull up bar and then pull yourself upwards explosively so that you move past and over the bar and can then push yourself up above it in a pressing movement.
As the movement combines these two other exercises, it also effectively targets the muscles that both sets work. From the first portion of the movement you train the lats and the biceps, while the second half of the movement works the pecs, the triceps and the shoulders. The whole thing meanwhile is very good for the core which you’re required to keep stable throughout the movement.