WELCOME TO THE CROSSFIT OPEN!
HERE. WE. GO!
The 2022 CROSSFIT OPEN is just around the corner and just like we do each year, 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 high five to celebrate a good ol’ butt kicking.
The Open workouts are designed with ALL abilities in mind, and there are a variety divisions that will ensure workouts are suitable for you!
- Teens: For athletes 14-17 years old.
- 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+.
- Foundations: This division is even more accessible than scaled limiting weights and sticking to less complex movements.
- Scaled: For any age where most RX workouts are sometimes too heavy or too complex.
- RX: For 35 and under, this division is for more tenured and experienced CrossFitters.
- Adaptive: There are a handful of sub-divisions for adaptive athletes that span upper and lower extremities, as well as vision, seated, and neuromuscular categories.
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 (usually in heats) 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 “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.
OKAY, I’M SIGNED UP! WHAT NOW?
The fun begins with the first workout announcement at 3:00pm ET on Thursday, February 24th followed by an additional workout announcement on the following two Thursdays. These workouts will then be your class workout on each Friday (more on this later). The first workout will be called 22.1 (short for the year 2022 and the 1st WOD of the Open).
In the past, the announcement was followed by a live broadcast of athletes performing the workout, but this year we don’t yet know what CrossFit HQ has in store. We’ll keep this post updated with any additional news.
WHEN TO WOD:
We will program each week’s Open WOD as our class workout on Friday. This is when you should plan to complete your workout and get an official score. Once you have that score, you have until the following Monday at 8pm ET to officially submit your score on the CrossFit Games website. 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. 🙂 We can’t guarantee that we’ll able to accommodate make-up WODs or do-over WODs over the weekend.
- Open WOD 22.1 – Announced 3pm ET on Thursday, February 24. WOD will be conducted during classes on Friday, February 25.
- Open WOD 21.2 – Announced on March 3, WOD on Friday, March 4.
- Open WOD 21.3 – Announced on March 10, WOD on Friday, March 11.
Also, keep in mind if you’re traveling, you can drop in at other CrossFit affiliates to complete the workout and receive an official score… just be sure to contact the gym to see if they are hosting other athletes.
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 CROSSFIT 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 gender, etc. You can even check out the DAYBREAK LEADERBOARD or create your very own custom leaderboard.
We’re not going to lie… we love to leaderboard.
IN THE END, WE GET A LITTLE NERVOUS, WE HAVE FUN, AND WE BASK IN THE GLORY OF PUSHING OURSELVES JUST A BIT OUT OF THAT COMFORT ZONE:
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. And maybe, just maybe, if you can sneak into the top 10% of your division… you might have the pleasure of suffering in the quarterfinal round of the CrossFit Games! Best of luck to all competing!