The 2023 CrossFit Open dates have been revealed. Mark your calendar and begin preparing physically (and mentally) for the most inclusive and largest fitness test in the world.
2023 CrossFit Open Dates
What Are the 2023 CrossFit Open Dates?
- February 16, 2023 (Thursday)
CrossFit has revealed that the first day of the 2023 CrossFit Open is on February 16, a Thursday.
At the time of writing, CrossFit HQ is yet to announce how many weeks and workouts will be prescribed to kick off the CrossFit season.
We will update this page as more information is revealed on the 2023 CrossFit Open dates.
What is the CrossFit Open?
The CrossFit Open involves a handful of workouts (usually 3) over a three-week period. It is a worldwide celebration of fitness as CrossFit athletes from all ages, backgrounds and walks of life come together to test and improve their health and fitness, all whilst having great fun.
2023 will be the 13th edition of the CrossFit Open.
Part of the fun is seeing your name up on the leaderboard.
The camaraderie and atmosphere in the boxes around the world during the Open is unique and a truly unforgettable experience.
“The CrossFit Open is open to everyone. Whether it’s your first Open or your fifth, there is nothing like the feeling of camaraderie you get from sharing in a fun challenge with countless others around the world.”
Is CrossFit for me?
“Yes. Everyone can do CrossFit regardless of age, injuries and current fitness levels. The program is modified for each person to help him or her safely become healthier and fitter. Grandparents and Olympians can perform modified versions of the same general workout.”
Do I need to be in shape to start CrossFit?
“No. CrossFit is the program that will get you in shape. No matter what your current fitness level is, you can start CrossFit.
As you become fitter, workouts will become more challenging. Every workout is designed to help you succeed, improve fitness and move you toward your goals.”
How will CrossFit affect my health?
“CrossFit LLC holds a uniquely elegant solution to the greatest problem facing the world today: chronic disease.
The CrossFit program—constantly varied high-intensity functional movement coupled with meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar—can give you a pass on chronic disease.
If you are not sick, know that fitness provides a great margin of protection against the ravages of time and disease. Fitness is and should be “super-wellness.” To improve or preserve your health, do CrossFit.”
How will I get fitter with CrossFit?
“CrossFit improves general physical preparedness (GPP). We have designed our program to elicit as broad an adaptational response as possible.
CrossFit is not a specialized fitness program but a deliberate attempt to optimize physical competence in each of 10 fitness domains: cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy.
CrossFit was developed to enhance an individual’s competency at all physical tasks. People who do CrossFit are prepared for all challenges, whether they come in the gym, on a playing field or as part of daily life.”
Where can I do CrossFit?
“You can use CrossFit.com resources to do CrossFit anywhere—even with minimal equipment. To work with a credentialed coach in a dedicated, fully equipped facility, find a local CrossFit affiliate.”
What if I can’t use the recommended weight or perform the programmed movements in the WOD?
“Use a weight that’s manageable for you or use a percentage of the weight prescribed. Replace movements you can’t do with those you can. For more information on scaling and modifying workouts, review the “CrossFit Level 1 Training Guide.”
The CrossFit Journal also contains resources to help you scale the workout to your level.”
Is the WOD enough? Should I do more?
“The WOD is a starting point, and each person will need to experiment to determine what “enough” means. Experienced athletes with specific competition goals might need additional work to improve their fitness, while beginners might need to reduce the volume of the WOD to optimize results.
The exact amount of work can be determined with the assistance of an expert coach at a CrossFit affiliate or by carefully logging your workouts and evaluating the results.
The demands of sport and active living will affect what you can do in each WOD, and you will need to balance your work/rest cycles to allow for recovery.”
- Phone Recording workout: Courtesy of CrossFit Inc.