It's that time again: The elite of CrossFit fights at the CrossFit games 2019 for the title "Fittest in the World". The events will take place August 1-4 in Madison, Wisconsin, home of the Games of the last two years.
Would you like to know how to watch? What are the qualification rules? For whom roots? What do you need to do in your garage if you have turned on the stream? We have everything for you!
How to Watch the 2019 CrossFit Games
After years of broadcasting on major TV channels such as CBS and ESPN, CrossFit is following a unique approach to the basics this year. It invites "broadcast partners" worldwide to host and even comment on the official stream. This means that you should have no trouble finding one as soon as the games start on August 1
While this sport has become increasingly popular over the past decade, the games have been in the last few years Years changed dramatically. So it's understandable if you're not 100 percent up to date. Let's take a look at what the CrossFit games really mean and what it takes to succeed there.
Crossfit's criteria for "fitness" are different than any other sport. Fitness is referred to as "increased work capacity in wide time and modal areas." CrossFit defines health as the ability to maintain high fitness throughout your life. "  In other words, it is an assessment of combined general physical abilities and athletic performance tasks and energy systems that drive all human action.
This means that games athletes will participate in a variety of events involving functional movements – think of weightlifting, throwing, gymnastics and metabolic conditioning. It is by nature a great variety.
You wonder how it all affects the competition? Well, the athletes in the games are too! They are not aware of the exact events until they speak. The official website states, "The CrossFit games are meant to test fitness rather than exercise." 
By comparison, last year's events included a 42,195-meter marathon series – a full 26.2-mile marathon – a handstand race over obstacles and a clean and jerky speed ladder, to name but a few , It also contained the so-called "CrossFit Sum", which is the sum of maximum back squat, Miltary Press and deadlift. While there has definitely been a greater influx of endurance events in recent years, there will always be room for maximum grinding power in this sport as well.
Qualification for the CrossFit Games
Until this year, the Open winners from 18 regions of the world would rise to Regionals. With the hope of increased participation of CrossFit gyms around the world, the rules have changed. There are some ways to qualify:
1. Securing the title of National Champion
The Open, which takes place in the course of February and March, consists of five training sessions over a period of five weeks. Individuals must complete the "Rx" workouts or as prescribed and non-scaled versions. Attendance rank helps to improve seeding in the games.
. 2 Ranked among the top 20 men or women in the world under the stars
The best personalities in recognized countries are also invited. Regional events no longer take place.
. 3 Win a Sanctionals event for individuals or teams.
Sanctionals are independent competitions. Only if you win one, you can secure a place in the games.
. 4 Selected or invited by CrossFit.
There are many situations in which individuals can qualify by default; For example, an athlete who has won more than one sanction event. This is the core of what it takes to receive this coveted invitation. Although it is not as easy as in previous years, the new rules introduced in 2019 ensure that the best of the best are present and compete against each other.
Team Bodybuilding.com at CrossFit Games
The games are more exciting for us here at Bodybuilding.com than we are! Two of our Team BBCOM athletes pack their sports bags for the competition.
Kelsey Kiel Team athlete with CrossFit Invictus Boston
This will not be the first appearance of the Kieler Spiele. There she already competed in 2016 with CrossFit Parallax, then switched to the women's individual classification and was able to secure a place at the South Regionals in 2017. Kiel returned to the team division as well as to the games with Invictus Boston in 2018.  Kelsey Kiel "src =" https://www.bodybuilding.com/images/2019/july/bodybuildingcom-guide-to-the-crossfit-games-2-35×35.jpg "data-src =" https: //www.bodybuilding.com/images/2019/july/bodybuildingcom-guide-to-the-crossfit-games-2-700xh.jpg"/>
Kiel and Invictus Boston returned strongly this year and showed some Impressive achievements at the Reykjavik CrossFit Championship and the Rogue Invitational with Gold Ticket taking place, finishing second at both events and putting some pressure on them to qualify for the French Throwdown games as Kiel and her team came through and swept the competition, achieving more than 100 points between them and the runner-up team.
Saxon Panchik, Individual Athlete
Saxon is young, but he & # 39; We are not new at the stage, when he made his first appearance in 2018 at the ripe age of 21 19th overall. He also participated in regional competitions every year from 2015 to 2018. He and his twin brother Spencer also opened their own gym, CrossFit Cliffside in Ohio. His older brother Scott is also a longtime elite competitor, who took at least the sixth place from 2012 to 2017 in the games.
Attending the Games this year was no easy task for Saxon as he made his way through several Sanctionals with many "close but not quite" finishes. In the last six months, he finished fifth at Wodapalooza, 32nd at the Open, second at the Brazil CrossFit Championship and only 12 points from qualifying at the Granite Games. Fortunately, only a few weeks later, Panchik received the well-deserved invitation to participate in the Games from CrossFit, and strives to fight its way up this summer!
New rules, new competition, new drama
CrossFit has been canceled a bomb in in mid-July announcing that at the first event half of all individual athletes will be eliminated – initially a massive drop of 148 Men and 134 women. As events evolve, teams are also eliminated.
With so many changes being made last year and even weeks have passed since this highly anticipated sporting event, fans who are new and old can expect intense battles between some eager athletes you will not want to miss.
Learn more and do more.
With all the talk about CrossFit, do you feel like training? We are with you. Here are five of the most important CrossFit workouts and instructions from Bodybuilding.com that show you the way! Turn on the electricity in the garage, watch the world's best, and get down to business!
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- Glassman, G. (2002). What is fitness?
- Glassman, G. (2002). What is fitness?