CrossFit Open Workout 20.5
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CrossFit Open Workout 20.5

The fifth workout of the CrossFit Open 2020 is now announced! This is the last of the of 5 weekly workouts for the CrossFit Open 2020. The CrossFit Open Workout 20.5 details are below. For time, partitioned any way: 40 muscle-ups 80-cal. row 120 wall-ball shots Women: 14-lb. ball to 9 ft. Men: 20-lb. ball to 10 ft. Time Cap : 20 minutes. Annie Thorisdottir finished in 13:49, Patrick Vellner in 11:14. CrossFit Open Workout 20.5 : Rx Remember, scores must be submitted by 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific on Monday November 11th. Please reference the official CrossFit Open Rules as needed. Official movement standards for Workout 20.5 CrossFit Workout 20.5 scorecard See more details at the Scorecard page for Open Workout [Read more …]

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 …]

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 …]

2019 Rogue Invitational - includes an open online qualifier so that everyone can try and compete.
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2019 Rogue Invitational

Rogue Fitness is a huge support of CrossFit – their equipment is used every year at the CrossFit Games. And now, Rogue Fitness is running their own officially sanctioned event – the 2019 Rogue Invitational. The 2019 Rogue Invitational will be held on MAY 18 – 19, 2019 – in Columbus, Ohio. Individual and team competitors will be competing for $400,000 in prize money. The winners (male, female, and team) will earn a spot at the 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games in Madison, WI. And what’s even better – EVERYONE can potentially qualify to compete… 2019 Rogue Invitational Tickets Want to watch in person? Tickets are on sale now: Buy 2019 Rogue Invitational Tickets. There are three tiers of tickets – [Read more …]

CrossFit Open Workout 19.5 Strategy Guide
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CrossFit Open Workout 19.5 Strategy Guide

The CrossFit Open 2020 starts soon – find out more. Today’s post is from coach Ben Dziwulski – head coach at WodPrep. Ben is a CrossFit wizard – check out his advice and courses on all things CrossFit. CrossFit Open 19.5 is here, our final workout of the (first) 2019 Open. Thrusters are back… and this one is going to burn. 20 minutes may seem like a high time cap, but don’t be fooled by what you saw the Games athletes do last night – Open 19.5 is going to take a while to grind through. I expect to see athletes struggle through this one, not to mention, plenty of torn hands (which can potentially be avoided if you watch [Read more …]