The CrossFit Games are made to find the fittest among the fittest on earth. It is not for everyone, given that just getting in is a challenge in itself! Watching it, however, can be quite exciting and pain-free!
What are the CrossFit Games? A simple guide to understanding the Games
The CrossFit Games are a competition made up of a series of tests made specially to find the fittest among the fittest. They are extremely difficult, even for the winner, and are known for being full of surprises for the athletes competing! They are an exciting time for spectators and competing athletes alike, well, except it is much more painful for them.
When did the CrossFit Games begin?
They began in 2007 and have rapidly grown to become the most popular worldwide competition for Crossfitters, whether to watch or to compete in if you’re up to it! First, however, you need to be able to pass the first stages, which is no easy task. However, they may invite 4 athletes who did not qualify.
Stage 1: The CrossFit Open
The first stage to enter the CrossFit Games is the CrossFit Open. However, even if you are not aiming for the Games, the Open is a fun way to challenge yourself! The Games are 5 weeks long, with a workout presented each Thursday to be turned in on Monday. During that time, you have to complete the workout with the correct requirements and be top of the top by the end in order to pass on to the second stage
Stage 2: Regionals
Once you are top of the top, you move on to the second stage, regionals. Here, the top competes against the top athletes from 18 regions. Regionals are made up of competitions lasting 3 days, from May to June. Each region can only send a certain number from their top athletes to compete. From them, 40 women, men, and teams will be fit enough to earn a spot on the Games.
Stage 3: The CrossFit Games
Finally, after Regionals comes the CrossFit Games. Here, the athletes that qualified need to be prepared to accept the fact that they will most likely not be prepared. This is due to the fact that in the Games, everything that they can make up, they will. The Games are made up of competitions lasting 3-4 days that take place during August.
The competing athletes gain a score depending on where they placed during each event, and the athlete with the highest score gains the title of “Fittest on Earth”, along with around 300,000$