It’s here, 2014 CrossFit Games OPEN!!!!

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ABOUT THE OPEN

The 2014 CrossFit season begins with the worldwide Open competition. Everyone in the world is invited to compete in five workouts over five weeks, posting their scores online in real time. Last year, almost 140,000 athletes competed in the Open.

Every Open workout needs to be validated to count. Competitors will have two options to validate their performances. They can work out at a local affiliate, where they will be judged in person, or they can submit video evidence of their performance to the entire community. There is no limit to the number of attempts an athlete can make, provided the score is submitted prior to the close of each week.

Competitors will be ranked both worldwide and by region. The fittest 48 men, 48 women, and 30 teams from each region will earn invitations to one of 17 Regionals. This is the first chance athletes will have in 2014 to establish their international standings.

The CrossFit Games stand alone as the ultimate test of fitness. No test, regardless of its lofty claims, can grant legitimate title to the best without first providing access to all. The Open is a truly “open” competition. Anyone from anywhere can participate.

After the Open, the fittest from each of 17 regions around the world move on to the next phase of the season—Regionals. Athletes and spectators will gather in masses to watch CrossFit competition in a live format. Under the critical eye of Level 1 judges and in front of hundreds of cheering spectators, each region’s best athletes will battle for a few precious Games-qualifying spots.

 

HOW PHYSICS WILL OPERATE DURING THESE 5 WEEKS

The first WOD of the 2014 season will be announced Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8 p.m. EST. The remaining workouts will be released each Thursday following.

Athletes will have until Monday, 8 p.m. EST of each week to perform the workout and submit their scores. There are no exceptions to this deadline. Please allow yourself sufficient time to enter the scores considering the possibility of a technical error.Workouts must be performed and scored by one of our qualified judges for the workout to count. After submitting your workout online our judges will have to validate your score in accordance to their scoring.

As an Affiliate, Physics CrossFit encourages everyone to participate and register for the Open, and we will change our regular programming to accommodate workout planning and workout scoring during the 5 weeks. Since the workouts are released late Thursday night, Fridays, Saturdays, and Mondays will all be dedicated to the Open workouts.

Skill prep or alternate workouts will be provided for people who are not doing the Open WOD on a given day.

Monday night Olympic weightlifting with Daniel Robitaille will now be on Wednesday nights.

For maximal results, It is highly recommended for any athlete who wishes to attempts a WOD twice to allow for a 48h recovery period between workouts.  Choose your attempt schedule wisely.  All people must reserve their spot through Zen Planner as usual.  There will be no exceptions for OPEN workouts.

For all schedule changes, make sure to consult Zen Planner.

Congratulations to all who have registered for the 2014 CrossFit Games Open.

As it stands, Physics CrossFit is 9th in Canada East and 71st in the world for number of participant registered.

We are proud of you guys and can’t wait to see how awesome everyone will do!

If you have not yet registered, there is still time.  Go to the CrossFit Games website and sign-up.

Let the fun and the madness begin!!!!

WOOT! WOOT!