“The Open” At Home Edition

March 30, 2020 by
Source: CrossFit Games
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2019 saw an unprecedented two Opens in one calendar year and now, as a result of COVID-19, we could see a similar season schedule in 2020.

Well, sort of.

Last Thursday, Crossfit announced the “Support Your Local Box” fundraiser and has now provided details of the at-home competition set to begin on April 3.

But wait? Yep, that’s an awkward date clash with the United In Movement campaign, also set to kick off on April 3.

  • The “Support Your Box” Fundraiser will announce 3 workouts over the next three weeks while the United in Movement initiative will see a more fast-tracked timeline with 7 workouts in 7 days.

How it’ll work:

  • Similar to the Open, there will be a workout announced each week for three weeks with scores displayed on the worldwide leaderboard.
  • Registration opens on Wednesday, April 1, however, it will remain open for the entire three weeks. The first workout will be released on Friday, April 3.
  • It’s free, however, you can choose to donate any amount — between $20 to $1,000 — to register. That money will then go to the affiliate of your choice.

“The temporary closures and distance between us cannot keep this community apart. Affiliates around the world have demonstrated this through their actions over the past few weeks. Now, the entire CrossFit community has an opportunity to come together in support of our affiliates,” HQ said.

“Not only do we have an opportunity to raise funds for affiliates and trainers in need, but we can use this charitable event to bring CrossFit into the garages and living rooms of our loved ones.”

Check out the full announcement.

What could we see pop up in the programming? Will CrossFit stick to bodyweight movements or continue it’s living room antics from with jug thrusters and dining chair step-ups?

Here are a few predictions from the team at the Morning Chalk Up: 

  • A repeat of 12:1 — 7 minutes of burpees for time. Simple, effective and no equipment? No worries.  
  • We haven’t seen push-ups in the regular Open since 11.2 (15 MIN AMRAP, 9 deadlifts, 12 pushups, 15 box-jumps) but given it’s another scaleable bodyweight movement, maybe we’ll see a comeback with modifications.
  • Double unders have appeared in every single Open since 2011. A rope is an affordable and easily accessible piece of equipment. It wouldn’t be out of the question.

There’s no mention of judging or movement standards in CrossFit’s initial release. It’s expected that registrations and more information will be available on the Games website starting April 1.

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