How do I qualify for the CrossFit Open Quarterfinals?

If you’re an avid CrossFit athlete, you’re probably familiar with the annual CrossFit Open. This five-week competition serves as the first step in qualifying for the CrossFit Games, the ultimate test of fitness. However, if you want to advance beyond the Open, you’ll need to qualify for the next stage: the CrossFit Open Quarterfinals. In this blog post, we’ll break down what it takes to qualify for the Quarterfinals, including the key requirements and tips for success.

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What are the CrossFit Open Quarterfinals?

The CrossFit Open Quarterfinals is the second stage of the CrossFit Games season. It’s an online competition that takes place over the course of one week, and it’s open to the top 10% of Open participants in each division.

Qualifying for the Quarterfinals

To qualify for the CrossFit Open Quarterfinals, you must first participate in the CrossFit Open. This five-week competition consists of one workout per week, with athletes completing the workout at an affiliated CrossFit gym or submitting a video of their performance. The top 10% of athletes in each division (individual men, individual women, and teams) advance to the Quarterfinals.

In addition to the Open workouts, athletes must also complete a video submission for the Quarterfinals. The submission must include videos of all required workouts, as well as a weigh-in and measurement verification. The top athletes from each Quarterfinals division (individual men, individual women, teams) then advance to the next stage of the competition: the CrossFit Games Semifinals.

Tips for Success

To qualify for the CrossFit Open Quarterfinals, you’ll need to be in top physical shape and have a solid strategy for tackling the Open workouts. Here are a few tips to help you succeed:

  1. Train consistently: Make sure you’re following a well-rounded training program that includes strength, endurance, and skill work. Consider using a programming service like CompTrain to help you stay on track.
  2. Focus on your weaknesses: Identify your weaknesses and work on them consistently. This could include improving your gymnastics skills, increasing your endurance, or building strength in certain areas. If you need additional training to work on your weaknesses. Consider working with a coach 1-on-1 to get specific guidance.
  3. Pace yourself: The Open workouts can be intense, so it’s important to have a strategy for pacing yourself. Don’t go all out on the first round if you know you’ll burn out before the end.
  4. Stay consistent: Submitting consistent scores each week can help you qualify for the Quarterfinals. Make sure you’re following the movement standards and submitting your scores accurately. Talk to your certified judge to ensure that you both fully understand the movement standards, and video submission requirements.

For more tips and advice on succeeding in the CrossFit Open, you can talk to a coach at CrossFit Showdown, visit CrossFit’s official website, and CompTrain, the programming service we use.

In conclusion, qualifying for the CrossFit Open Quarterfinals requires dedication, hard work, and a solid strategy. By following these tips and staying consistent in your training, you’ll be on your way to the next stage of the competition. Best of luck to all athletes competing in the CrossFit Open!