Performance Trends Within Masters Divisions: What It’ll Take to Qualify

October 5, 2021 by
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The CrossFit Open is five months away and you want to know if this will be the year you qualify for the Games. For an individual athlete, a quick google search will lead you to articles on strength parameters, reps completed by athletes at the 2021 CrossFit Games and even data showing a breakdown of the average height and weight from this year’s competitors.

If you’re a Masters athlete, however, finding data on what makes a Games athlete for each age group isn’t nearly as easy -- if not impossible. However, the team at Training Think Tank collected data from past Games and Opens in each Masters division, giving us an idea of what a Masters Game athlete might look like.

Why it matters: Masters athletes are now the majority of participants in the CrossFit Open. Registration for the 2021 Open was a notable year for the Masters divisions making it the first time in history we’re seeing more athletes participate throughout the 35-65+ divisions than the individual division.

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