The Many Styles of Dave Castro During the CrossFit Open

Dave Castro during 17.5 Open Announcement
We're done with the Open announcements for the 2017 CrossFit Open. Now we can look back at the many styles Dave Castro graced us with week after week. What's your favorite style?

All of the CrossFit Open 17.5 Strategy Videos

Katrin Davidsdottir and Sara Sigmundsdottir during 17.5 (screen cap)
Here we go for the last workout of the CrossFit Open. 17.5 is very similar to what we see on Event 6 at Regionals...a fast workout where seconds will cost an athlete multiple spots. Ten rounds of 9 thrusters and 35 double-unders is going...

Travis Mayer Penalized 5 Reps, Mat Fraser Officially Wins 17.4

Mat Fraser screencap during 17.4. Fraser won Open workout after Travis Mayer was penalized 5 reps.
It looks like another "unofficial" Open winner has been penalized reps after video review. Travis Mayer was declared the Men's worldwide winner of 17.4 on the CrossFit Games show on Tuesday, but after video review, CrossFit has assessed a five-rep penalty to Mayer's score...

Travis Mayer Wins 17.4 With 329 Reps (Video)

Travis Mayer before setting best score in world on 17.4
Travis Mayer set the best score in the world on 17.4. Mayer posted an unreal score of 329 reps in the 13-minute AMRAP chipper featuring deadlifts, wall balls, rowing and handstand push-ups. That score means Mayer completed one full round, 55 more deadlifts and 54...

Brooke Ence to Have Surgery on March 31

Brooke Ence talking about her upcoming surgery on her vlog, #ITMAKESENCE
In case you missed it, Brooke Ence has a severely herniated C6/C7 disk and was unable to compete in the 2017 CrossFit Games season. Since Ence's withdrawal from the Open, she has been helping out with CrossFit's social media during the Open announcements. Ence has also continued to...

Watch Patrick Vellner’s 17.4 CrossFit Open Video

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Patrick Vellner is sitting 10th worldwide in the CrossFit Open. Check out his video on 17.4 as he knocks out 301 reps (1 full round + 55 deadlifts + 26 wall balls). https://youtu.be/-rEnzOeP1k0

Need Some Tips for Double-Unders Before 17.5? Watch this Video by Chris Spealler from 2011

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We are predicting to see double-unders in 17.5. So for those who struggle with "dubs" or have yet to get one, check out this video by Chris Spealler from 2011. https://youtu.be/h7XjUbUpeHE Grab your jump rope and start practicing! Follow our 17.5 Open Announcement live blog to find...

Tia-Clair Toomey & Alethea Boon Podium at 2017 Australian International & Australian Open

Tia-Clair Toomey and Alethea Boon at 2017 Australian Open - via Instagram
in 2016, Tia-Clair Toomey placed 2nd at the CrossFit Games in Carson, California, and a couple weeks later, Toomey finished 14th in the women's 58kg weight category. Alethea Boon ruptured her Achilles tendon at the CrossFit Games and has been rehabbing her way back...

USAW American Open Series 1 Results

Cortney Batchelor breaks American Record (photo by Lifting Life)
The first event of the USA Weightlifting American Open Series wrapped up yesterday in Reno, Nevada. While some of the big names chose to skip this inaugural event, there were still plenty of elite lifters in attendance. Cortney Batchelor broke her own American Record and...

Cortney Batchelor Breaks Her Own USAW American Record Snatch

Cortney Batchelor at 2016 USAW American Open
Cortney Bachelor broke her own USA Weightlifting American Record with an 87kg snatch at the American Open Series 1 event this weekend. Batchelor, who competed in the 53kg weight category, missed her opening attempt at 84kg, but came back with a successful 84kg lift...

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