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What an interesting workout 21.1. was! The first workout of the 2021 Open featured a movement we had never seen in any CrossFit sanctioned competition – wall walks. A quick glance at...

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The 2021 CrossFit Open is officially upon us! As is the case with most things nowadays, this year, things are a little different. For the first time since its inception, the Open...

Predicting 20.5 + How to Watch the Live Announcement

Here we are, the final week of the 2020 CrossFit Open. So far, we've faced two new Open movements (pistols and dumbbell thrusters), we've checked off the annual repeat workout, and suffered through, arguably,...

Predicting 20.3 of the 2020 CrossFit Open

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