Just like that, it’s time for another CrossFit Open season. Is this your first year competing in the Open? Maybe your fifth? However many years it’s been, we hope this is the year you reach a new PR, try a movement you’ve never done before, or RX a WOD you thought would be especially tough.
What is the CrossFit Open?
The CrossFit Open is three-week long competition series where you complete one workout each week and rank yourself among athletes around the world. You and your friends at the gym are tackling the same workouts as the pro athletes you see at the CrossFit Games. Cool, right??
“The Open allows hundreds of thousands of individual athletes to quantify their performance and rank themselves with peers. It also offers an opportunity to connect with the CrossFit community as a whole, bringing together athletes from more than 150 countries around the world each year.”
– CrossFit Games
When is the CrossFit Open?
This year, the Open season starts February 24, 2022. Traditionally, the workout is released Thursday evening, and you have Friday – Monday to complete the workout. Scores must be submitted by Monday evening, so if you want to take one last shot at getting a better score, Monday is the day to do it.
How do I sign up?
You can register online at CrossFit’s mainsite HERE. There’s a small fee to register; this puts you on CrossFit Optimistic’s leaderboard and the worldwide leaderboard so you can see where you rank among the community.
If you’re a member of CrossFit Optimistic, print out your registration confirmation and we’ll add you to the wall. We want as many members to sign up as they can, let this be our biggest Open participation yet!!
Can I scale the workouts?
Absolutely! In the CrossFit Open, there are RX, Scaled, and Masters divisions, and each gets their own version of the workout. In 2021, CrossFit introduced the Foundations and Adaptive divisions, to give even more options to fit every person’s fitness level. No matter your skill level, you can do these workouts!
Any tips or tricks?
Each week the workouts will be a surprise, even coaches and affiliate owners won’t know what the workout is until it’s released. Once the workout is announced, you better believe that our coaches will give you all the best tips they have so you can be the most successful at whatever weight or movement you want to attempt! Coaches are there to cheer you on, push you harder, and also keep you safe.