Open Workout 14.1: Can Rich Beat Rich?

Like it or not, 14.1 is a repeat of the first workout of the 2011 Open, an AMRAP of 30 double-unders and 15 power snatches. In 2011, Rich Froning topped the leaderboard after a dominating performance in the workout—448 reps or 9 rounds, 30 double-unders and 15 snatches. You can watch the video from 2011 … Read more

What’s the fascination with Fran? Plus a few tips to improve your time

Her name is infamous. The legends and tales she inspires serve as an indication of how much she is respected….and feared. 21, 15, 9. Thrusters and pull-ups. The original CrossFit WOD. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the story of FRAN. As a young gymnast in high school, Greg Glassman (CrossFit founder and CEO) was looking … Read more

Predicting Open Workout 14.1

Ah, the CrossFit Open is upon us once again! In 2014, more than 200,000 people from around the world are expected to participate in this ultimate test of fitness. Every Thursday for five weeks, CrossFit will announce one workout. Participants will have until the following Monday to submit their score where they will be able … Read more

Kevin Ogar: Recovery Update

It was suppose to be the incident everyone was waiting for—when someone in the CrossFit community got seriously injured and proved once and for all that CrossFit is dangerous. If you’re not familiar with the incident, on January 11th, Kevin Ogar was paralyzed from the waist down during a failed attempt on the 3-rep touch-and-go … Read more

What’s inside: February/March 2014 Issue

GOING H.A.M. Adaptive athlete Stephanie Hammerman shares her inspiring story AJA BARTO The 3x Games competitor shares his thoughts on coaching & competing YOUR FIRST STRICT PULL-UP A detailed plan to get your chin over the bar THE UNWRITTEN RULES OF CROSSFIT Some rules…you just don’t want to break LADY AND THE TRAPS Is CrossFit … Read more