Development Of The Participants‘ Number And Appropriateness Of The Number Of Qualifying Places For Crossfit Open 2011–2017



CrossFit is an all-round training program focused on the development of overall fitness. To win the title “Fittest on Earth”, the participants must pass a 3-round elimination system (CrossFit Open, Regions, Games). The objective of the study was to analyse the development of participants in 2011-2017 of men (n=1 012 297) and women (n=702 011), in 1st elimination round and to assess the appropriateness of the number of qualifying places in particular regions. The research data from public sources showed a growing linear evolutionary trend in the number of participants (R2=0.98–0.99); the number of men was higher than the number of women through the whole period. In the category, Individual Men (IM), the highest number of participants (n=40 716; i.e. 0.006 % of the region population) was registered in 2017 was in Europe. The lowest number of participants (n=3 678, i.e. 0.028 % of the region population) was found in West Canada in 2017. In the category for Individual Women (IW), the highest number of participants (n=21 742, i.e. 0.003 % of the region population) was registered from Europe in 2017; the lowest number of participants (n=3 596, i.e. 0.027 %) was found in West Canada in 2017. The lack of good correspondence in the numbers of qualifying places was found in the IM category in 2016 and 2017; in the IW category, a good correspondence was found in the whole observed period 2011-2017. The odds ratio test has shown that in 2017, males from West Canada had 12.22 times greater chance for qualifying than males from Latin America while females from the same region had 7.03 times greater chance for qualifying. In view of the results, it is possible to recommend an adjustment of the number of qualifying places and the division of the European region.

elimination rounds; regions; evolutionary trends; physical fitness

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