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Last Week’s Videos of the Week

The Story of the Open Watch CrossFit HQ’s recap of the 2015 Open, featuring insights from Dave Castro, Mat Fraser and Rory McKernan. Froning, Fraser, 15.5 Two separate camera crews follow the top tw

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The 2025 CrossFit Games: What Will the Standards Be?

In 2007, the first ever CrossFit Games were held on a dusty ranch in Aromas, CA. Competitors wore basketball shorts and Adidas sneakers. There was no stadium, no ESPN coverage, and not a single muscle

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The 2015 Masters CrossFit Games Qualifier Begins this Week

On April 23rd, the second stage of the CrossFit Games Masters season begins: the Masters Qualifier. Running from the 23rd to April 27th, the top 2,000 masters athletes—200 from each of the 10 divisi

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Tips From the Pros: How to Tackle Your Favorite CrossFit Benchmark Workout

“What’s your Fran time?” To a CrossFitter, this is akin to asking a Powerlifter what their squat is or a sprinter their 100 meter time. Throughout the years, CrossFit has developed numerous benc

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Mental Toughness: A 6-Week Program

Imagine this: you’re a downhill skier sliding across hard pack snow at speeds approaching 90 miles per hour. Even visualizing yourself in that scenario is enough to elevate your heart rate. Now, wha

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The Benefits of Hill Training

Hill training has been used as part of a workout regimen for athletes, the military and general fitness enthusiasts for centuries. The simplicity of hill training—whereby one literally runs up a hil

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2015 CrossFit Regional Tickets on Sale Now

The Open is over. The top 1 percent of 262,036 athletes have qualified for the next stage of the CrossFit Games season—the Regionals. Starting on May 9th, the men and women who have qualified for Re

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Should You Drink Water During a Workout?

We all know the value that H20 brings to the table, not just in athletics, but everyday life. After all, it makes up roughly 60% of our bodies, and there’s not a single organism on the planet that c

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Designing Your Olympic Lifting Program: 8 Principles You Must Consider + A Sample Week

The snatch and the clean and jerk are the holy grails of weightlifting. These two lifts are notoriously difficult to perfect, perhaps explaining why they are the only two movements that make up the We

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Teens to Compete at the 2015 CrossFit Games

One of the more important changes to the 2015 Open was the inclusion of a Teen division. For the first time, athletes aged 14-17 had the opportunity to compete in one of four specific divisions: 14-15

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Taking Care of the Fascia: Do’s & Don’ts

We all know the head, shoulders, knees and toes song, but do you really know what holds your muscles and organs together? More importantly, why it’s so important to take care of this mystical thing

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The 2015 CrossFit Open Comes to an End—Five Interesting Facts From the Final Leaderboard

1. For the first time since 2011, someone not named Rich Froning wins the CrossFit Open Further cementing his status as the heir apparent to the four-time Games champ, Mat Fraser becomes the first ma

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Mat Fraser Crushes CrossFit Games Open Workout 15.5 (Video)

Watch Mat Fraser crush CrossFit Games Open workout 15.5 in 5:19 and in the process win the 2015 Open.

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The 2015 CrossFit Open is Over…Now What?

There’s no question that for the last five weeks, most of the CrossFit community has placed its focus on the Open. For 95% of the athletes in this sport, the Open serves as our Games—so we treat e

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Kristin King: 180 Reps on CrossFit Open Workout 15.4

Kristin King currently has the top score in the world with 180 total reps. Here’s her video:

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After 18 Year Retirement, Olympic Weightlifting Veteran & Team USA Coach Daniel Camargo Returns to Competition

It’s not often that an athlete makes a competitive return to a sport after 18 years in retirement, but that’s exactly what Daniel Camargo, a 24-year veteran of Olympic Weightlifting, did this past

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