It’s that time of year again, folks – the 2015 CrossFit Open starts this week!
For many of our members, this is your first time experiencing this exciting event, and now is a great time to clear up any questions you may have for this week.
How do I register for the 2015 Open?
How to Register for the 2015 CrossFit Open
1. Navigate yourself over to http://games.crossfit.com/
2. At the top right side of the website under announcements, you’ll see a photo that says “THE OPEN” in white and “REGISTER HERE” in blue. Go ahead and click there.
3. If you signed up for the 2012, 2013 or 2014 CrossFit Open, you already have a login. So there is no need to create one. Just go ahead and sign in with that information.
If you did not sign up last year for either event, you will need to go ahead and create a login.
4. Once you login, either with you already established login or with your newly created one, they will ask you some location information and ask for payment; the cost for the Open is $20.
5. After payment is submitted, you will be brought to a screen that will ask you to designate two things; your affiliate and your team.
For your affiliate, select CrossFit Vital.
Are we allowed to scale these workouts?
I know that many of you are hesitant about signing up because you are worried that you are not strong enough or fast enough to perform these workouts. Have no fear! You will be able to scale each workout accordingly and still submit your score.
How many workouts do I have to do?
When you sign up for the Open, you are only committing yourself to the first workout – 15.1. The 15 stands for the year – 2015 – and the 1 stands for week 1. There will be a total of 5 workouts, but it is only required that members perform the first workout in order to be registered.
For some of you, this could be your main event for the year. Whether you scale it or do it “RX”, this first workout is a great opportunity for you test your limits and see the fruits of all your hard work over the past year.
And who knows – you may enjoy the camaraderie so much that you find yourself looking forward to 15.2 and beyond!
When am I doing the workout? Do I have to do it on Friday Night?
Here’s the beauty of this whole thing – you’ll be doing the workouts whether you register or not! We are planning on incorporating each weekly Open workout into our normal Friday group classes. You will also have the option of doing the workout on Saturday…or you can do the alternative partner workout on Saturday. That way, you can perform these workouts with your normal group of buddies and just have a blast with it. You can attempt it RX, go for a PR or do it scaled – the option is yours.
The first workout, 15.1, will be announced this Thursday night at 5:00 pm PDT and you will have until 5:00 pm PDT on Monday, March 2nd, to register and submit your scores.
Why else should I sign up for the 2015 Open?
One of the cool things about signing up for the Open this year is that you’ll have an all-access pass to the new, sophisticated leaderboard. Why is this so cool? You’ll be able to see not only how you stack up on a worldwide level (don’t let this intimidate you, but instead encourage you!) but you can now see how you stack up on a local level with custom individual leaderboards – such as, creating a leaderboard for your 6:30pm Class. We fully encourage in-house, friendly competitions here at CrossFit Vital and you’ll now have the ability to create competition leaderboards between or within classes. You’ll only be able to fully utilize this cool feature if you encourage others in your group classes to sign up!
50 Jumping Jacks
40 Air Squats
30 Sit Ups
20 Push Ups
10 High Knees
500 M Row
30 Thrusters 35/45
500 M Row
20 Thrusters 65/95
500 M Row
10 Thrusters 75/115
500 M Row
2 Min AMRAP Thrusters 95/135
*Score is time + AMRAP