What are The CrossFit Games?
The CrossFit Games are the world’s premier test to find the Fittest on Earth™. They are world-renowned as a grueling test for the toughest athletes on Earth as well as a thrilling experience for spectators.
The CrossFit Games events are made up of a broad range of functional movements. Functional movements move large loads, long distances, quickly. These movements also form the basis of our exercise program. Make no mistake—the CrossFit Games are designed to test, not train, fitness. The goal is to find the fittest athletes, not to produce an easily replicable workout program.
The Games season is broken up into three stages. The first stage is the Open. This five-week, five-workout competition is held in the winter in CrossFit affiliates and garage gyms around the world. Workouts are released online each Thursday, and athletes have until the following Monday to submit their scores. Anyone who’s at least 14 years old can sign up, and join in the first stage of the CrossFit Games season.
The top athletes from each of the 17 regions qualify for the second stage of the competition—regionals. The regionals are live, three-day competitions that are held in May. The top athletes from two or three regions combine, and compete for the five qualifying spots for the CrossFit Games .
The season culminates in the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games. At this point in the season, the field has been whittled down from hundreds of thousands of athletes in the Open to the world’s fittest 40 men, 40 women, 40 teams, 80 teenagers, and 220 masters. The CrossFit Games rank the world’s fittest, and determine who is the Fittest on Earth.
A key element to a fair test of fitness is the unknown and unknowable. Athletes cannot train for what they do not know. At each CrossFit Games, the athletes engage in a series of challenges unknown to them until right before the competition. The combination of highly trained athletes and unknown events makes for an explosive mix.
35-39 MASTERS DIVISION
Castro also revealed a new masters division at the 2016 Invitational. Athletes aged 35-39 will have the chance to compete in the masters competition in 2017.
“We’re gonna have legends of our sport from years past now have another opportunity to compete against each other sooner than the 40-year-old division,” Castro said during the Invitational Cool Down Show. “That division is personally something that I’m really excited about.”
TEENAGERS INCLUDED IN THE ONLINE QUALIFIER
Also new in 2017, CrossFit’s four teenage divisions—Teenage Boys 14-15, 16-17 and Teenage Girls 14-15, 16-17—will join the masters in the Online Qualifier.
The top 200 teenagers from each division will be invited to compete in the four-day online competition. The qualifier will decide the 20 fittest masters and teenagers from every division who will each receive a ticket to the Games.
Register Here: games.crossfit.com
CrossFit Training for Week 02.13.17
Monday: Back Squats / FLR; MB Cleans / Kettlebell Swings
Tuesday: Bike / Box Jumps / Toes to Bar; Row / Wall Balls; Run Slam Balls / Push Ups
Wednesday: Clean Complex; Thrusters / Farmer Carry
Thursday: Push Press / Split Jerk; Lunges / Handstand Push Ups
Friday: Deadlifts; Power Cleans / Burpees / Pull Ups / Row
Saturday: Split Squats / Press; Run / Snatch