The 2021 CrossFit Games are just five days away from the official launch. Registration for the CrossFit Games begins January 7, The CrossFit Open workouts beginning March 11. This week the organizers of CrossFit announced a new “no-equipment” option for the 2021 CrossFit Open.
CrossFit Becomes More Accessible Than Ever Before
The CrossFit Games organizers are adding an equipment-free option during the 2021 CrossFit Games that will be in addition to the equipment option during the CrossFit Open. The CrossFit Open organizers are wanting this year’s Games to be as accessible as possible to every inspired athlete.
The announcement came by Instagram post, where CrossFit HQ announced there were two ways to do the workouts from home.
“This year’s Open will be the most accessible in @CrossFit history, with flexible options for participants to compete either at their local gym or at home, with or without equipment, should they face local closures or have health concerns.”
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Athletes that are interested in competing in the CrossFit Games will be able to choose equipment or no equipment. Those choosing the no-equipment option will need to do the workouts at home, in a park, or wherever is most convenient for them.
Dave Castro and other organizers of the competition know that the global Covid-19 pandemic has placed irrevocable restrictions on the games. By adding a no-equipment option, anybody that wants to can participate.
Competing in the CrossFit Open
In an earlier announcement, Dave Castro hinted at the new accessibility changes.
“The last year has been tough for everyone, so we want to kick off the 2021 season with a compelling and accessible Open that can meet the needs of every athlete in the world. Whether you’re surrounded by people in your local gym, working out alone at home, or listening to friends cheer over Zoom, the Open will energize you and remind you why you are part of CrossFit.”
Those using the equipment option will need the following in their home gym:
- Barbell with plates
- Plyo Box
- Jump Rope
- Pull-Up Bar
The equipment-free option includes workouts that do not require equipment. or any kind of gear. Athletes can perform workouts wherever they like. More details are expected in the coming weeks.
The sport of CrossFit is definitely not for the faint of heart, but it’s more accessible to every inspired athlete this year.
The challenge of CrossFit lies in challenging your personal best and personal self, regardless of where you are in your fitness journey. This year, anyone can participate in the CrossFit Open, whether they have the equipment to do so or not.
In the meantime, get ready for registration that begins January 7, 2021, and start training for the first workout that occurs on March 11, 2021.