In a break from our usual efforts to provide evergreen content based upon solid training principles, we instead theorize recklessly and rampantly about what the 2021 CrossFit Games season may look like.
With the precarious financial state of many Sanctional events exacerbated by late event cancellations as well as likely extension of travel restrictions and potential second waves of COVID-19, we are likely to see continued disruption of the competition schedule.
Will local competitions step in to fill that gap? Will athletes be willing to do events that involve multiple people in close quarters?
And, what will the training implications be for athletes who likely won’t have any significant in person competitions on their calendars for awhile?
Check out the full conversation with Jon, Luke, Todd to learn:
- How likely is that the CrossFit Games actually happen? And, how many Sanctionals will be able to run in 2021?
- Will people be motivated to train without an event circled on their calendar to compete in?
- What will the impacts of taking significant time off from competition be on people’s performance?
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- [01:03] With significant alterations to the 2021 competition season – both at the Sanctional level and the local competition level – how will athletes stay motivated to train?
- [09:39] While there are plans to run the CrossFit Games in Aromas, how likely is that to actually happen? And, how many Sanctionals will be able to run in 2021 – and how many will be put out of business due to 2020 event cancellations?
- [17:26] Will local competitions be running again anytime soon?
- [22:34] Will people be motivated to train without an event circled on their calendar to compete in?
- [27:53] What will the impacts of taking significant time off from competition be on people’s performance? Will this further the separation between elite athletes and everyone else? Will some athletes benefit from a forced deload rather than a packed competition schedule?