CrossFit Games

What to Expect Going Into CrossFit Open Week One

March 8, 2021 by
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A brand new CrossFit Games season is about to kick off this Thursday in Santa Cruz, CA with the first live Open announcement and one, or maybe two workouts for week 1 of competition. 

Format: Similar to previous years, Open workouts will be announced on Thursday evenings at 5:00 PM PT and scores will be due by Monday at 5:00 PM PT. 

  • Where to watch: The announcements will be live-streamed on the CrossFit Games’ YouTube channel. 

What movements should I expect? To give more athletes affected by the pandemic a chance to still RX workouts, CrossFit released a paired down equipment list that still offers a lot of options for going into the pain cave.

  • Tommy Marquez summarizes what he thinks are the likeliest possibilities for a repeated workout given the equipment list. (PREMIUM)
  • REMINDER: Wall space (translation: handstand push-ups or wall sits if you’re Jacob Heppner) was recently added to the equipment list
  • For what it’s worth, here is every dumbbell CrossFit Open workout ever programmed. 
  • And since you’re here, here’s what Kay Wiese thinks an equipment-free Open could look like. 

How many workouts will there be? That’s the million-dollar question right now. As Open veterans can attest, plans can change week by week depending on what CrossFit has up its sleeve. If I were a betting man, I’d pick four total workouts for the three-week competition: meaning one workout will be a two-part, separately scored event. That’s just my opinion though. 

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