Hotels Are Sold Out in Madison for the CrossFit Games

No availability in Madison, Wisconsin, for the CrossFit Games. Via Hotels.com
The 2017 CrossFit Games are just 42 days away. And with the Games being held in Madison, Wisconsin, for the first time, hotel rooms in Madison are gone. A search on Hotels.com results in no available rooms. There are a few available bedrooms available on...

AWOD – 6/22/17

James Hobart AWOD
The Concept2 SkiErg is awesome. If you haven't tried it, you're missing out. Today's AWOD combines the SkiErg along with double-unders. It doesn't look too bad on paper but those 50 cals will start to add up... Via James Hobart: 5 Rounds For Time of: 50 cal Ski 100...

19-Year Old Farkhodbek Sobirov Lifts More Than Olympian Kendrick Farris

Screencap of Farkhodbek Sobirov (UZB) snatching 180kg at the 2017 IWF Junior World Championships. hookgrip/Instagram
Farkhodbek Sobirov (Uzbekistan) is just 19 years old but his lifts at the 2017 IWF Junior Championships were competitive at the senior level. Sobirov (94kg weight category) went 6-for-6 and finished with a 180kg snatch, 210kg clean and jerk for a 390kg total. Sobirov won gold by...

Interview with Gretchen Kittelberger, President of International Functional Fitness Federation

Facebook Live interview with Gretchen Kittelberger
Last night we interviewed Gretchen Kittelberger, President of the International Functional Fitness (iF3), on Facebook Live and talked about the iF3 and what we can expect from the new functional fitness organization. Kittelberger covered how the team started with a concept a year ago and...

AWOD – 6/21/17

Lauren Fisher Yoke Carry AWOD
Games training offers a chance for athletes to mix up their training and do some things they may not normally do. Here's Lauren Fisher breaking out the yoke and heavy jump rope. As a side note, remember when hand-release push-ups were programmed consistently? Seems like...

Margaux Alvarez and The Vine Yard Are Now Available for Pre-Order

Margaux Alvarez Launches The Vine Yard
Margaux Alvarez launched her website for The Vine Yard and is now accepting pre-orders for wine. After winding her way through governmental hurdles, Alvarez's Utah-based winery is able to sell and ship wine to 10 states in the United States - Texas, North Carolina, Ohio, Washington, Oregon, Wisconsin,...

Did a Tainted Dessert Cause Seven Egyptian Weightlifters to Fail Drug Tests?

Sara Ahmed is one of Egypr's top weightlifters and is not part of the doping allegations. Lifting Life/Photo
Seven Egyptian weightlifters have tested positive for doping at the African Youth and Junior Championships according to a report by Inside the Games. Included in the positive tests are two 14-year-olds. Upon hearing of the news, Egypt withdrew from the IWF Junior World Championships taking...

Games Athletes Prepping for Freestanding Handstand Push-ups

Jamie Greene trying out freestanding handstand push-ups. @jgreenewod/Instagram
Around this time every year athletes who are training for the CrossFit Games begin trying out new movements and elements hoping to get lucky and be prepared for whatever curve ball Dave Castro throws at them. From stand-up paddle boarding to triple-unders, each year brings...

Tia-Clair Toomey Launches Website and Programming for Athletes

Two-time second fittest woman on Earth Tia-Clair Toomey (pictured) is tied with Kara Webb atop the Leaderboard after Day 1. Both athletes took a first- and a second-place finish in the first two events of the competition.
Tia-Clair Toomey just launched her own website, tiaclair.com. The back-to-back runner-up of the CrossFit Games is also going to offer athlete programming on her site. The program titled 6 Pack Attack is an 8-week core program for "people that what to tone up and slim down...

Maddy Myers Breaks Two of Her Own Junior American Records

Maddy Myers broke her own Junior American Clean & Jerk Record yesterday at the 2017 IWF Junior World Championships in Tokyo, Japan. Myers, competing in the 63kg weight category, clean and jerked 122kg (268 pounds) to better her existing record by 2kg. Before breaking her...
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