Welcome to the CrossFit Open!

HERE. WE. GO!

The 2021 CROSSFIT OPEN is just around the corner and we’ve got everything you need to know, right here on this post.

Even though this is the first step for many elite, professional athletes on their quest to make it to the CrossFit Games (the CrossFit world’s equivalent of the Super Bowl)… it’s a little different for us at Daybreak.

SO, SHOULD YOU PARTICIPATE?

Heck yes! This is a time for all of us to get motivated to learn a new skill, improve the ones we have, and push ourselves a little bit more out of our comfort zone.

What’s even more remarkable about the Open is that it has an undeniable impact on building an even stronger Daybreak community. We cheer each other on to that very last rep, and (virtual) high five to celebrate a good ol’ arse kicking.

The Open workouts are designed with ALL abilities in mind, and this year there are five divisions that will ensure workouts are suitable for you!

  1. Teens: For athletes 14-17 years old.
  2. Masters: For athletes 35+, there are six masters divisions where weights and movements are adjusted accordingly: 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, and 60+.
  3. Foundations: (new for 2021) There’s not a lot of info on this division but we believe this is even more accessible than scaled.
  4. Scaled: For any age where most RX workouts are sometimes too heavy or too complex.
  5. RX: For 35 and under, this division is for more tenured and experienced CrossFitters.

IF I DON’T WANT TO PARTICIPATE, WHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO MY NORMAL WORKOUT ROUTINE?

Absolutely nothing! Whether you’re officially registered or not, we’ll be doing the Open workouts in class. And of course, there will be appropriate modification levels for you. So if you’re not registered, it will be just another workout. Eezy peezy.

BUT WHAT IF I DO REGISTER, THEN WHAT DOES MY WORKOUT LOOK LIKE?

Once again, not much changes. We will be doing the workouts in class and your coach will help you pick the appropriate workout level. The only difference is that you will be assigned a fellow member to be your socially-distanced and masked “judge”. Their job is to help you by counting reps, making sure you’re hitting movement standards, and validating your final score.

You just have to remember to post your score to the Open portal (more on that below).

HOW TO SIGN UP:

Registration is now open and the cost to enter is $20. When asked to identify your “affiliate” simply search for and select Daybreak CrossFit at 526 Boston Post Rd, Wayland.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

GET YO’ BUTT READY:

Just kidding. The fact that you walk through our doors each day is all you need to do to “prepare” for the Open. The fun begins on Thursday, March 11. That evening at 8PM ET the CrossFit Games website will release the first Open workout, 21.1 (short for the year 2021 and the 1st WOD of the Open). In the past, the announcement was often followed by a live broadcast of athletes performing the workout, but this year we don’t yet know what CrossFit HQ has in store. This year is also a little funky in that it is only 3 weeks (vs 5 weeks in the past).

And new this year, we are going to host a VIRTUAL ANNOUNCEMENT HAPPY HOUR. That’s right, tune into our Zoom (email us if you need the link and pass code) each week at 8PM ET and we’ll watch the announcement together. We’ll provide observations, suggestions and depending on the number of attendees, we’ll even provide a little custom feedback for those of you who are signed up.

WHEN TO WOD:

We will program each week’s Open WOD on Friday, and you have until the following Monday at 8pm ET to officially submit your score. If you don’t think you can make it in to do the WOD on the 3 Fridays below, probably better to save yourself that 20 bucks. 🙂

  • Open WOD 21.1 – Announced 8pm ET on Thursday, March 11. WOD will be conducted during classes on Friday, March 12.
  • Open WOD 21.2 – Announced on March 18, WOD on March 19.
  • Open WOD 21.3 – Announced on March 25, WOD on March 26.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THIS YEAR’S OPEN WORKOUTS:

Due to pandemic, safety and compliance concerns, we are implementing a one-and-done policy. Friday’s the day… no redos unless you would like to book some private training time with one of the coaches to try the workout again.

SUBMIT YOUR SCORE:

All scores must be submitted by YOU by 8:00pm ET on the Monday following the announcement. You’ll do this through the Open profile you created at the link above. Or on the mobile app available in your app store.

SEE HOW YOU STACK UP “AGAINST THE WORLD”:

Daybreak will be notified of your score submission, at which time we will validate your score and it will be posted to the WORLDWIDE LEADERBOARD. From this leaderboard you can sort by your age group, your region, your state, your gym, your gender, etc. You can even create your own custom leaderboard.

We’re not going to lie… we love to leaderboard.

HAVE FUN COMPETING:

Keep in mind there are no prizes, no champions, no last places. We are in this together as a community, and we’ll be encouraging each other to #pursuebetter throughout these 3 weeks no matter the age, ability or tenure of our members!