Last week we provided you with several tips to make the Open a success—one of which was making yourself accountable by posting your scores online.
“Posting your scores online adds an added level of accountability; if you miss one of the Open workouts the other athletes at the box will be able to see that. Furthermore, by posting your scores online the 2015 Open can serve as a journal in the months/years to come. You can look back at your performances and measure your progress—when and if you do decide to repeat 15.1, 15.2, etc.”
When you complete an Open WOD and register your scores online, you’ll be plugged into a worldwide leaderboard that will show you where you stand in relation to every other soul—including current and former Games athletes—that have signed up to the competition. That’s pretty cool in itself, but the CrossFit Games site also provides you with a nifty Custom Leaderboard that will allow you to have even more fun.
How the Custom Leaderboard works
To get started, simply log on to games.crossfit.com and go to the ‘Leaderboard’ tab on the top left of the screen. Hover over the tab and select ‘Custom Leaderboard’:
You will then be taken to the Custom Leaderboard page, and the fun can begin. You have access to several different filters, which you can use to create a unique leaderboard. These include:
- Athlete name
It’s then up to you with how creative you want to be with your leaderboard. Do you want to compare yourself with every male athlete aged 25 in the Mid Atlantic Region? Or perhaps you just want to pit yourself against your closest rival friend and ignore everything else.
You can be as specific or as general as you’d like with the leaderboard. It can be quite humbling—though immensely fun—to see your name stacked against the likes of Rich Froning and Camille Leblanc-Bazinet. And that’s what the custom leaderboard is at the end of the day—a fun and easy way to see how you rank against each and every athlete that has signed up for the CrossFit Open.
For starters, you could create a custom leaderboard of your home affiliate and share it on your gym’s home page (and/or Facebook page) to add a little extra spice to this Open season. Give it a try, and let us know what you think!
Images from games.crossfit.com