How do I become a Games competitor?

Saw the CrossFit Games and now want to compete in it?

Here’s your guide.

1. Find a CrossFit affiliate.

To make it to the CrossFit Games, you need to do CrossFit.

Learn about CrossFit by reading “ What is Fitness?” "Foundations" "The Garage Gym" and other classic articles by coach Greg Glassman.

Or get started by joining a class at a  CrossFit gym near you. There are over 13,000 affiliates worldwide.

2. Start training.

Get familiar with the movements common in CrossFit workouts.

Air squat
Front squat
Back squat
Overhead squat
Pistol
Snatch
Clean and Jerk
Deadlift
Thruster
Shoulder press
Push press
Split jerk
Wall-ball shot
Double-under
Rope climb
Toes-to-bar
Kettlebell swing
Burpee
Handstand walk
Handstand push-up
Ring dip
Lunge
Sumo deadlift high pull
Box jump
Push-up
Pull-up
Muscle-up
Row
Run

Try out classic CrossFit workouts, known as " The Girls."

Cindy
Fran
Jackie
Diane
Angie
Barbara
Elizabeth

3. Sign up for the Open in mid-January.

The CrossFit Games has a two-stage qualification process.

Stage 1: The Open. An online five-week, five-workout competition that typically runs from late February through March. Registration starts in mid-January. Anyone can sign up. 

Stage 2: Regionals. The top men, women, and teams from each region in the Open advance to regionals. These three-day competitions determine who will advance to the CrossFit Games.

4. Do your research.

CrossFit Websites

CrossFit.com
Games.CrossFit.com
Maps.CrossFit.com
YouTube.com/CrossFit

CrossFit Courses

Level 1 Seminars

Rules of the Sport

2017 Rulebook
Drug-Testing Policy

Leaderboard and Workouts

Leaderboard
Open
Regional
Games

Documentaries

Fittest on Earth
The Test of Fitness
Road to the Games

Social Media

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram

The CrossFit Games are similar to the Olympics. The athletes who qualify are the world's best and have differentiated themselves from hundreds of thousands of competitors. For most qualifiers, it's the culmination of years of incredible effort and commitment.

We wish you the best of luck as you set off on this journey. We'll see you in the 2017 Open.

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