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We are on the brink of 17.1 and one of the questions that always comes up is, "how do I compete in the Open and continue to train?" Max El-Hag and Mike McGoldrick walk through how they approach the Open with their athletes - Games-level, Regional-level and those who just compete in the Open. El-Hag adjusts his training methodology for...
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During the 2015 CrossFit Open, Brent Fikowski, Joe Scali and Mitch Barnard created a 'friendly' competition in which the loser of each Open workout had to post a humiliating video on social media. Barnard ended up with a 'Loser' tramp stamp (although it was only in marker), Scali was pelted by water balloons and danced to a Katy Perry song. ・・・
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Katrin Davidsdottir and Sara Sigmundsdottir face off in the 17.5 Open Announcement in Madison, Wisconsin
The final CrossFit Open announcement will be a rematch between Katrin Davidsdottir and Sara Sigmundsdottir. The two Icelandic athletes will be in Madison, Wisconsin, home of the 2017 CrossFit Games competing at the Monona Terrace and tickets can be purchased here. The match-up is a rematch of the 16.4 Open announcement, where Sigmundsdottir blazed through a chipper of deadlifts, wall...
Christmas Gifsts
With less than two weeks left until Christmas, we've compiled five last minute stocking stuffer ideas for the CrossFitter in your life. All of the items on our list are part of the "3 Ships Free" promotion. So don't waste any time and fill that stocking! Rogue Leather Coasters Don't let a cold beverage leave a ring on your table. For the person...
Brooke Wells and Brenda Castro face off in the 17.4 Open Announcement in Mexico City
In a very surprising announcement, 17.4 will feature the 2016 CrossFit Games 6th place finisher, Brooke Wells, and the 2016 Fittest Woman in Latin America, Brenda Castro (here's her Instagram). The announcement show will be in Mexico City, Mexico, and it will be the first announcement show where one of the featured athletes is not a CrossFit Games veteran. Castro...
Mat Fraser, Scott Panchik and Cole Sager will take on 17.3
CrossFit Open 17.3 will be a showdown at the Alamo. On March 9, defending CrossFit Games champion Mat Fraser will battle Cole Sager and Scott Panchik. Sager and Panchik finished 5th and 6th, respectively, at last year's CrossFit Games. The trio will compete at Alamo City CrossFit in San Antonio, Texas. This is not the first time Fraser has gone...
Kari Pearce and Kristi Eramo face off in the 17.2 Open Announcement
Kari Pearce and Kristi Eramo will take to the floor following the announcement of the CrossFit Open 17.2 Open workout. The 2016 CrossFit Games 5th place finisher and the Games' top rookie and 8th place overall finisher will be at the Rogue Fitness Headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, on March 2. In addition, two lucky fans/athletes will get to compete alongside...
Vellner vs Fikowski & Holte vs Briggs in 17.1
The CrossFit Open 17.1 announcement will begin with two head-to-head battles. Dave Castro will make the first announcement of the season from Paris, France. Following the announcement, 3rd place finisher of the 2016 CrossFit Games Patrick Vellner will face off against 4th place finisher Brent Fikowski in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Also that night, Samantha Briggs (not this Sam Briggs) will square...
If you are unfamiliar with the concept of a “complex” (what are you doing when your coach is briefing the class) it is a series of movements paired together to be completed in succession without taking a break. Typically we see these done with a barbell as there are many barbell movements that ‘connect’ seamlessly from one to another....
In 2015, a judge ordered the NYC Brick CrossFit in Chelsea to close its gym after numerous noise complaints. Following the ruling, the gym appealed the decision and has remained open. However, Brick CrossFit members were banned from dropping barbells on the floor. The plaintiff's lawyer set up an undercover customer with hidden video to visit the gym four times...
Nike Metcon 2 Colorways Available at Rogue Fitness
Rogue Fitness just dropped a whole bunch of new colorways for the Nike Metcon 2. The new colorways are available for both men and women. Check out the five different colors now on Rogue Fitness! Links to: Men's Colorways // Women's Colorways
Kara Webb poses with her certificate after breaking the Guinness World Record for most pistols in one minute, female
The Reebok Nano 7 was released last month, but the shoe has already been world on athletes who broke 44 fitness-based Guinness World Records...in a period of less than 24 hours. CrossFit athletes and some special guests from around the world met in New York City, Los Angeles, London and Sydney, Australia to test their fitness and go down...
Emily Abbott
Over the past ten years, CrossFit has helped redefine beauty and what it is to be a female. It has opened doors for women to be self-confident, athletic and strong. Unfortunately, this mindset has not propagated to everyone. Emily Abbott, a 3-time CrossFit Games athlete, recently was "matched" on a dating site and ended up receiving a couple interesting texts...
Sara Sigmundsdottir at The Athlete Games 2015.
Sara Sigmundsdottir has taken 3rd place at the 2015 and 2016 CrossFit Games. The Icelandic "Dottir" has dominated the Europe region the past two years, but she will be competing out of a different region in 2017. In a surprise announcement today, Sigmundsdottir told Sean Woodland in a CrossFit Games Update Show that she decided to move to California in...
Froning, Bridges & Bailey launching Good Dudes Coffee Roasters
In what began as three dudes working out together and hosting fitness seminars has turned into a coffee roasting business. Rich Froning, Josh Bridges and Dan Bailey hosted several seminars in Europe last year as part of the Good Dudes seminar tour. The three CrossFit Games veterans spent several days working out with attendees, giving tips and answering questions. Now,...
CrossFit Krypton Raised $41,000 for St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital
Ben Smith, owner of CrossFit Krypton, hosted CrossFit Krypton's Compete for a Cure charity event on February 4. In the second year of the event, the CrossFit gym was able to raise $41,058 for St. Jude Children's Reseach Hospital. Last year the gym raised $13,000. The donation will aid St. Jude's in supporting kids fighting cancer and other life threatening diseases. We...
Jenn Jones is featured in a video by Airrosti
Jenn Jones is a 4-time CrossFit Games veteran. Her best finish was 6th at the 2013 CrossFit Games. Last year, however, Jones' lingering back issues finally caught up with her and she was unable to make it to Regionals. After a year of extensive rehab and focusing on staying healthy, Jones is on her way back. Check out this video by...
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FITAID is one of the most popular recovery drink brands on the market and is one of the fastest growing companies in the country. Now, FITAID will also be an official sponsor of the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games. https://youtu.be/CfLqVyGHRDw FITAID is celebrating the sponsorship by giving away two tickets to the 2017 CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin. Repost the video below...
When it comes down to the fitness and bodybuilding world, the deadlift is an exercise you do not want to ignore. When executed with proper form it can and it will bring us closer to that better, stronger and more powerful physique we are aiming for. Why is that? The deadlift is an exercise that requires to literally lift a dead weight...
Charis Chan breaks American Open Snatch Record
Charis Chan was recently suspended by USA Weightlifting following a positive drug test from the 2015 USAW American Open and her subsequent failed appeal. Similar to the USAW's four-year suspension, CrossFit has followed suit and has suspended Chan for a similar four years. CrossFit's sanction begins on April 1, 2016, the date of her original provisional suspension and lasts until...
Reebok Legacy Lifter
The highly anticipated Reebok Legacy Lifter has finally been put up on the Rogue Fitness website. Click here to purchase for $199.99!
Rogue Fitness Sold Out
Now that it is completely official, dumbbells will be used in the 2017 CrossFit Open, athletes and box owners are scrambling to get the required gear. The problem, however, is that Rogue Fitness has sold out of the 50-pound Rogue Rubber Hex Dummbells. According to Rogue's customer service, the next shipment will come in on 15th. That doesn't give much time...
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Michelob ULTRA's Super Bowl Commercial was released this morning and several CrossFit Games athletes are in it. Dan Bailey and Becca (Voigt) Miller are prominently featured at the end. It also looks like 2010 CrossFit Games champion Kristan Clever is shown doing GHD Sit-ups and Brooke Ence is doing burpees and carrying a person on her shoulders. Set to the...
Austin Malleolo, Spencer Hendel and Conor Murphy going team in 2017
CrossFit Games veterans and fan favorites Austin Malleolo and Spencer Hendel are officially going to compete on a team in 2017. Malleolo posted on Instagram that he will be competing on Team Reebok CrossFit One this season alongside Spencer Hendel, Conor Murphy, Kait Brierley, Rachel Simone and Allyson Leard (formerly Bushey). Malleolo is a five-time Games veteran. Hendel is a...
Dumbbells will be featured in the CrossFit Open for the first time.
"You've been warned." Those are the words that Dave Castro posted to Instagram earlier this morning. A photo posted by @thedavecastro on Feb 1, 2017 at 7:03am PST For the first time, the CrossFit Open will feature dumbbells. Castro's photo shows four sets of dumbbells weighing 50 and 35 pounds, likely the men's and women's weights, respectively. Two of the sets...
Nike Metcon 3 Giveaway for 2017 CrossFit Open
The 2017 CrossFit Open is less than a month away!  To celebrate the upcoming season, The Barbell Spin is giving away a FREE pair of Nike Metcon 3's! To enter, all you have to do is sign up for our newsletter. Don't worry, we won't sell your information or spam you constantly. Instead, you will receive updates of breaking news...
CrossFit Mayhem at the 2016 CrossFit Games
Ever since James Hobart was posting photos on social media from Boston in after the start of the new year it was speculated that Rich Froning's Mayhem Freedom team would have a roster change. The CrossFit Games team rules require the six team members to train at the same facility throughout the official Games season beginning January 1. Hobart, however,...
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The handstand push-up (HSPU) is a really fun skill to get down. Performing a metcon with HSPU however, can be downright frustrating at times. It's just one of those movements that elicits a fatigue level from the movement specific muscles that can stop forward movement altogether. In other words, you hit a wall on HSPU and you can't keep...
Teen Competition at 2015 CrossFit Games
The past two years, the top 10 teenagers in each age category were invited to compete at the CrossFit Games. At the Games, the 14-15 and 16-17 divisions would compete at the same time, making it difficult for viewers to keep up on the leaders. That is all going to change in 2017. There are two big changes for the...
Katrin Davidsdottir, 2015 CrossFit Games Champion
The prize purse for the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games has gotten a little bit bigger this year. As announced last year, the total prize purse for the Games has increased by $200,000 in 2017 and is now $2.4 million. The individual winners of the 2017 CrossFit Games will now take home $285,000, a $10,000 increase over last year. The same...
Every year during the CrossFit Open we see videos of people getting their first ring muscle-up. If you are one of the people who have yet to accomplish a muscle-up, why wait until the Open to do it? Barrett Danz of CrossFit Big Dane shares tips on how to get on top of the rings before 17.1. “This is beyond simple....