The biggest online fitness competition on the planet is here.
The OPEN 2023 It has started and almost half a million people around the world have signed up to participate in this extraordinary online sports competition.
Let’s start from the beginning and discover together
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What are the OPEN
The Open is a global fitness competition that takes place every year. It is an online competition open to all athletes who wish to participate.
During the Open, a total of 3 workouts are released, called “WOD” (Workout of the Day), in which athletes must perform the best possible score. Training sessions are made public once a week for 3 consecutive weeks.
Athletes then have a few days to complete each workout and upload their score on the official platform website.
The competition is open to all, from beginners to professionals, and takes place in different categories, including men and women of different ages, adolescent categories and categories of athletes with special needs.
Open athletes can compete to see how they rank globally, nationally, and regionally.
The Open is an opportunity for athletes to test their physical abilities, strength and endurance and to join the community.
When the OPEN
The Open was born in 2011 as an online competition open to all athletes around the world. The first edition was held from 15 March to 25 April 2011 and saw the participation of over 26,000 athletes.
In subsequent years, the Open grew in popularity and became an annual landmark event for the community around the world.
Every year, thousands of athletes participate in the competition to test their physical abilities and confront other athletes globally.
The Open have become an integral part of the sport culture and continue to attract athletes of all ages and fitness levels.
Who created the OPEN
The Open was created by Greg Glassman. Glassman has developed the Open as a competition open to all athletes from around the world, where athletes can test themselves and compete with other athletes globally.
Greg Glassman in the 1990s developed a fitness program based on high-intensity functional exercises, with the aim of creating more complete and prepared athletes to face any physical challenge. Thanks to this formula has been a great success and has created a community of fitness enthusiasts around the world.
The Open has become an important annual event for the community and has helped spread the popularity of the fitness program around the world. Even after Glassman’s departure in 2020, the Open continues to be an annual reference competition for athletes from around the world.
How the OPEN
The Open takes place completely online, with a series of 3 workouts (“WOD” – Workout of the Day) that are released on a weekly basis during a period of 3 weeks.
Each workout consists of a set of high-intensity functional exercises, which must be completed in the shortest time possible or with as many repetitions as possible over a given period of time.
Workouts are designed to test athletes’ physical abilities, including strength, endurance, speed, flexibility and coordination.
Athletes participate in the Open by uploading their scores for each training on the official website of the organizers. Scores are then ranked globally, nationally, and regionally, allowing athletes to compare with other athletes around the world.
The Open is open to all athletes, from beginners to professionals, and takes place in different categories, including men and women of different ages, adolescent categories and categories of athletes with special needs.
At the end of the five training sessions, athletes with the best scores can qualify to participate in the Games, the annual competition that sees the best athletes from around the world compete for the title of “Fittest on Earth” (the fittest on Earth).
Who can participate in the OPEN
The Open is open to all athletes worldwide, regardless of fitness or experience level. Any person familiar with the basic movements of the discipline can participate.
The competition is divided into several categories, including men and women of different ages (from 14 years), adolescent categories and categories of athletes with special needs called Adaptive.
The Open offers an opportunity for athletes to test themselves and confront other athletes globally. Even if athletes do not qualify for the Games, participating in the Open can be a rewarding and motivating experience, which helps them improve their physical abilities and overall health.
Workout OPEN 2023
The first workout of the OPEN 2023 has just been released and is as follows:
AMRAP in 14 minutes
60 calories Row
40 Wall Ball Shots (20/14 lb)
30 Cleans (135/95 lb)
Follow our blog to learn about the second and third qualifying workouts of the OPEN 2023
Tooling for OPEN
Since you know you can also do OPEN at home, we recommend that you read this our article on how to buy equipment for OPEN at very affordable prices.