Hi Everyone. I thought I would put down my thoughts for you on this years Games Season. #ProudToBeTeam3D
What is it?
In very simple terms…The 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games is a three-stage test of fitness, comprised of the Open, Regionals, and the world championships, the Reebok CrossFit Games.
Every Thursday from February 27th, to March 27th, an Open workout is posted. Everyone then has until that Sunday to complete the workout. These are completed at 3D and ‘Judged’ by and verified by the Training team/Qualified Judges/L1 trainers. The Open will consist of five workouts over five weeks.
At the end of the five weeks, the Open’s top athletes in each region will move on to the second stage of the competition — Regionals. For each of the 17 Regions (Europe being one of them)there will be a three-day competition where individuals and teams compete head to head with judges. At the end of the weekend, no more than three teams, three men and three women will advance to the final stage of the competition — the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games.
For teams, the top 3 men and 3 ladies from the open series will compete in a team that could potentially be repping 3D at regionals, provided that as a gym we score highly enough to get 3D ranked in the top 30 of our region, Europe.
Who can take part?
Basically everyone, you may not think you have the skills or their ability to compete, you would be very wrong. EVERYONE at 3D is more than capable of posting a score, fact is if you can perform 1 rep you get a score and contribute to the team effort. For example for the Ladies in 2013 – if you can answer ‘yes’ to doing 1 x rep of the following then you can take part in the Open and help 3D get a team to regionals (I know you answer is yes just showing you what I mean) if you can perform 1 x burpee, pick an empty 20kg bar up over head once –do a box jump you do a wall ball and you have a score in all 5 workouts do more than one of each of those movements even better.
Why should I register?
Well why not? There is a myriad of reasons, but you get to represent 3D and help us achieve our goal for the year to get a team to Regionals. You get to compete with everyone in the world to see how you stack up either as a newbie or a seasoned CrossFitter. There is no better feeling than seeing your accomplishments in black and white for all the world to see. It also gives you a benchmark to work on for the future. Every member that retested the dreaded 7 mins of Burpees from 2012 dramatically improved their score some 6 months on.
Whats new this year?
First up, for masters there is no regionals, what they have introduced this year is that the top 200 in each age group go forward to a further competition to do another 4 work outs competing with their world wide peers, the top 20 of this secondary competition receive and invite directly to the games in LA.
You have nothing to lose, its a nominal fee and let me tell you the atmosphere in the gym when open workouts are going down is second to none. Dont be the D’bag in the corner kicking yourself that you didn’t sign up. We will be programming these workouts in so you may as well sign up and get a score and enjoy yourself, its great fun and a good way to test your fitness.
Thats all and as before if you have any questions or are unsure about this… grab any of the trainers or even the longer standing members who have taken part and they will help explain or clarify any fears or questions you have…3,2,1… GO
SIGN UP HERE: Registration