Hello everyone! It's Coach Alison here and with just one more week until the 2018 Open is here, I wanted to make a post with all the info you need! We will be running the Open workouts every Friday during all classes as we have in the past. If you are signed up for the Open or you are not, you will still be doing the workout during Friday's classes. We will run each class similar to the past few Friday's with two heats where you have a judge.
Here are some FAQ that you may have with the Open:
Where do I register and submit my scores?
https://games.crossfit.com/cf/login?returnTo=%2Fregister%2Fathlete&flow=games You will first have to create an account (if you don't have one from past years) and register for the open. The cost with taxes is around $22. You will select CrossFit Beloit for your affiliate and team. Every week you will need to submit your score to the CrossFit Games Webpage before Monday evening. If you don't submit your score, we can't do anything to help out as this is a CrossFit run thing, so please enter in your scores! Once you enter a score, we will validate it and you will be on the leaderboard!
If I am not officially signed up for the Open can I still come to classes Friday's for the work out?
Yes of course! In fact, all Friday classes will be the Open workouts together! We encourage everyone to sign up for the Open but we understand if you may not want to this year! Still participate in everything else that we have to be a part of the community!
When do we find out what the workouts are?
For 5 weeks, every Thursday night at 7pm the CrossFit website will host an Open workout announcement that we will watch at the gym. We typically have a pot luck type of food gathering and watch the announcement at the gym on our projector. More info will be at the gym each week on what to bring! People have also brought some camping chairs along for these nights, as they come in handy. Thursday nights have been a fun tradition we have created, so try to come and be apart of it! If you can't make it to the gym Thursday for the viewing
When can I do the Open workout if I miss a Friday or want to Re-peat the workout?
Your first chance to do the Open workout will be Friday during all classes. Open gym times on Saturday from 9am-10am, Sunday from 12pm-2pm, Monday 7:15-8:30am, 4pm-5p. PLEASE sign up on Pike 13 and talk to a coach if you plan to do the workouts at this time. We have been having an issue with people not signing up for classes and this is important to ensure we have enough judges and to plan for you to do the workout. In the past we have had some people needing to do the workout Thursday night after the workout is announced, if this is the case, PLEASE tell us. This means coaches have to stay after hours for you to do this, so please give the courtesy of telling us in advance so we can plan for it. Please do not just assume we will be staying late Thursday for people to do the workout.
Please plan to do the workout during the above mentioned times. If you have extenuating circumstances, just talk with a coach and we will work something out.
What if I am out of town for an Open workout?
If you are out of town for an Open workout, we suggest that you drop in to a local CrossFit box where you are to do the workout. We also suggest that you email ahead of time to let the gym know that you are interested in this. Not all gyms run the Open workouts the same and it is best that you contact them. If you are in this position, please talk to a coach at the gym to help you find a gym!
Will I be judging someone like the past few Fridays? Do I no rep people?
Yes. We have been doing Friday classes how the Open will run for the past few weeks now. We will run two heats with partners counting reps with a score card that is provided. Sometimes there are tie breaker scores and it is important to keep track of workouts so people can post the correct scores. We will have head coaches around making sure that movement standards are meet, but it is everyone's job to hold each other accountable for the movement standards that are given. If the workout calls for toes to bar and the toes don't touch the bar, this rep will not count during the Open. We want to make sure everyone is having fun but we also have to stay consistent with the movement.
Do I have to have a judge for my Open workouts?
Yes. To keep everything consistent, all Open workouts and re-peats must be done with a judge to verify the reps. Since you have a membership to a CrossFit Affiliated gym, you can do them at the gym with out any video submission and the coaches that passed the judges course will verify your scores each week. When you submit your score online, you must enter the name of the head coach that was in charge of your class. This was mentioned before, but if you are making up a workout during Open gym times, PLEASE talk to a coach about having a judge so we can be prepared.
What can I expect for Rx and Scaled workouts?
During the Open, the workout is provided with the standards that CrossFit tells us, and the workout is to be done to that standard for each workout. There will be an Rx and Scaled version of the workout each week. If there is a movement or weight that you are unable to do, we will suggest which workout you should try. In some cases there may be a high skilled movement such as a pull up or muscle up that you may even record a score of 1 rep. During the Open we encourage everyone to try each workout with and open mind and aim for first double unders, first pull ups, muscle ups, a new weight, box jumps or even the new burpee standard through a whole work out. Movement standards will be monitored by coaches and partner judges. If the workout calls for chest to bar pull ups, the chest must come in contact with the bar, "almosts" will not be counted during the Open workouts to keep it fair and to follow the rules of the Open. You are allowed to change between Rx and Scaled workouts for each workout pending the movements and your choice.
What will the week look like for programming?
Typically during the open most people come in during the week as usual and take Thursdays off before they do the Open workout. This is what we suggest, but by all means, you do what is best for you. If you are planning to take Thursdays off and do some sort of active recovery, something like rowing, biking or stretching would be a good thing to do. The programming may also change depending what the workout is, if Friday is heavy on pull ups, look for a break in those bar movements to let hands heal if needed!