Woman performing pistol squat or one legged squat - CrossFit Open Workout 20.4
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CrossFit Open Workout 20.4

NOTE: This is last week’s workout – click here for the CrossFit Open Workout 20.5. The fourth workout of the CrossFit Open 2020 has been announced. This is the fourth of 5 weekly workouts for the CrossFit Open 2020. The CrossFit Open Workout 20.4 details are below. It’s a chipper with a 20 minute time cap! And Single Leg Squats! Jason Carroll, Sean Sweeney, Ben Smith (2015 CrossFit Games Champion) were at the live announcement at Diablo CrossFit. Notably, this is the first time that pistol squats (one-legged squats) have appeared in the Open. What an unpleasant surprise! CrossFit Open Workout 20.4 : Rx Details to be announced on Thursday 10/31 at 5PM PST/8PM EST. Remember, scores must be submitted [Read more …]

CrossFit Open Workout 20.3 - Deadlifts - and lots of them.
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CrossFit Open Workout 20.3

NOTE: This is a previous week’s workout – click here for the CrossFit Open Workout 20.5. The third workout of the CrossFit Open 2020 has been announced. This is the third of 5 weekly workouts for the CrossFit Open 2020. The CrossFit Open Workout 20.3 details are below. CrossFit Open Workout 20.3 : Rx Diane 21-15-9 reps of: Deadlifts, Handstand push-ups Women: 155 lb. Men: 225 lb. Then, 21-15-9 reps of: Deadlifts 50-ft. handstand walk after each set Women: 205 lb. Men: 315 lb. Time cap: 9 minutes Remember, scores must be submitted by 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific on Monday October 28th. Please reference the official CrossFit Open Rules as needed. Official movement standards for 20.3: See more details at the [Read more …]

Bear KompleX 3-Hole Hand Grips
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CrossFit Open 2020 Gear

Looking for the latest CrossFit Open 2020 workout? Check out CrossFit Open Workout 20.5. We’re going to look at gear you might need for the CrossFit Open 2020. These items are minimal gear – nothing fancy – and just the bare minimum that you might need. The open is on now – and we’re just about 1/2 way through – grab a few essentials now so you are ready to improve your performance for workout 20.3. Here’s the gear we’ll be reviewing: Let’s take a closer look. Why Rogue Fitness? We’re going to recommend a lot of Rogue Fitness products in this guide. Why? Because Rogue is the coolest name in CrossFit – they supply the equipment used in the [Read more …]

CrossFit Open Workout 20.2 requires dumbbell thrusters
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CrossFit Open Workout 20.2

NOTE: This is a previous week’s workout – click here for the CrossFit Open Workout 20.5. The second workout of the CrossFit Open 2020 has been announced. This is the second of 5 weekly workouts for the CrossFit Open 2020. The CrossFit Open Workout 20.2 details are below. CrossFit Open Workout 20.2 : Rx Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of: 4 dumbbell thrusters 6 toes-to-bars 24 double-unders Use 35 lb dumbbells for women, and 50 lb dumbbells for men. This is scored by total number of reps. Here’s some elite scores from the announcement video feed: Carol-Ann Reason-Thibault — 928 reps (27 + 10) Carolyne Prevost — 830 reps (24 + 14) Matt McLeod — 899 [Read more …]

Heavy bench press on a flat bench with Olympic barbell.
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Better Ways to Bench Press

The flat bench press is an awesome exercise – it’s the proper way to build massive upper body strength in the triceps, pecs, and front deltoids. But performing the movement in the wrong way is hard on your shoulder joints – and possibly your elbows and wrists too. Add in the crazy amounts of weight you can bench – and you have a recipe for disaster. The solution is not to stop benching; rather to start benching smart. We’re going to review equipment and gear that offers you better ways to bench. Let’s take a closer look. Bench Press – Proper Form First of all, the form you use for benching has a lot to do with your ability to [Read more …]

CrossFit Open Workout 20.1 required "Ground to Overhead"
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CrossFit Open Workout 20.1

NOTE: This is a previous week’s workout – click here for the CrossFit Open Workout 20.5. The first workout of the CrossFit Open 2020 has been announced. This is the first of 5 weekly workouts for the CrossFit Open 2020. The CrossFit Open Workout 20.1 details are below. Rich Froning finished in 9:59, Scott Panchik in 9:21! CrossFit Open Workout 20.1 : Rx 10 Rounds for Time of: 8 reps of “Ground to Overhead” and 10 “Bar Facing Burpees” 95 lbs for men 65 lbs for women Time cap: 15 minutes. Remember, scores must be submitted by 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific on Monday October 14th. Please reference the official CrossFit Open Rules as needed. This type of workout is known as [Read more …]

Rogue Wrist Bands are a cheap and effective way to help keep your hands and grip dry.
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12 CrossFit Gift Ideas for 2020

We’re back with the best CrossFit gift ideas for 2020. We’ll be reviewing items that are both affordable and easy to ship – but things that would be immensely useful to your beloved CrossFit trainee, athlete, coach, or gym junkie. Here’s the gift ideas we’ll be reviewing: Let’s take a closer look. Why Rogue Fitness? We’re going to recommend a lot of Rogue Fitness products in this guide. Why? Because Rogue is the coolest name in CrossFit – they supply the equipment used in the CrossFit Games and their stylish, high performance gear is revered for both its form and function. And a lot of it is made in the USA. Rogue brand equipment will be recognized immediately by anyone [Read more …]

CrossFit Open 2020
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CrossFit Open 2020 (Open Workout 20.1 coming soon!)

NOTE: This is a previous announcement – click here for the CrossFit Open Workout 20.5. Don’t miss the CrossFit Open Workout 20.1 Announcement Live on October 10th, 7pm CST courtesy of Rogue Fitness. What is the first workout for the 2020 Crossfit Open? We should find out in just a few short hours – see it live on Rogue’s Iron Game tonight at 7pm CST. Here’s links to the open workouts that have happened so far: CrossFit Open Workout 20.1 CrossFit Open Workout 20.2 CrossFit Open Workout 20.3 CrossFit has become a popular sport across the United States and there are a lot of questions around the details of it. That said, CrossFit is not just seen as a sport, [Read more …]

The Nike Metcon SF (also called Nike Metcon X SFB by some.)
Cross Training Shoes

Nike Metcon SF Shoe Review

Out of the blue Nike dropped a new Metcon shoe on us – the Nike Metcon SF. This is the first ever all-terrain Nike Metcon shoe. (Some vendors are calling this the Nike Metcon X SFB – but Nike lists it as the Nike Metcon SF – so there might have been a late breaking name change. As you may know, the Metcon line has primarily been best for indoor usage (with the exception of the Nike Metcon Sport.) The other metcon shoes don’t have a really deep, aggressive tread. But no so with the new Nike Metcon X SFB. This is the metcon shoe meant for mud runs, obstacle races, and getting in the mud or the water will [Read more …]