So, week one of the CrossFit Games Open was full of challenges. We've heard many tales of destroyed lower backs and struggles to upload scores to the Games website. But it's time to move on, and focus on this week's challenge - 17.2.
Get our tips for taking on this week's Open workout in this post.
With lots of competitions coming up, and many of you competing for the first time, we thought we'd share some of the lessons we've learned about competition mindset over the years.
Whatever level you're competing at, there are always mental battles to overcome. Here's how to deal with them.
This weekend, we're descending on Madrid to watch the best of Team UK compete at this year's Meridian regional. Like last year, the weekend will feature the top 80 individuals (40 men and 40 women) and 30 teams from Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Here's everything you need to know about the first day of competition in the Spanish capital.
Now the dust has settled after this year's Open, it's time to look ahead to Regionals. As always, the Open workouts were tough and the competition was fierce - so how did the Brits get on?
This year, no less than fifteen British athletes finished the Open in a qualifying position for the next stage. A few more sneaked through as others opted for a team spot, claiming their space at the Meridian Regionals to be held in Madrid later this month.
We were all expecting a repeat to show up at some point - but a repeat of 14.5? Really?!
At first, we were all pretty horrified about this. But, love it or hate it, you can't deny the fact it's an amazing workout. Put the feeling of impending doom to one side for a minute, and realise this WOD brings us all back to what the Open's all about:
Are you better than you were two years ago?
We're now over half way through the Open. To celebrate, we've got 6 pairs of Inov8's best fitness footwear up for grabs!
Find out how to enter in this post.
The Crossfit Games Open series rolls on to week three and Mr Castro has finally brought bar muscle ups to the party. Combined with some feather light snatches, this is a seven minute workout that is going to test your engine and grip in equal measure.
Once again, we've got Kitbox athlete and movement expert Barry back in to give you the lowdown on the best things you can do to prepare for 16.3.
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The first workout's done and dusted - and the Brits have made their mark on the leaderboard. After 16.1, we've got 10 athletes in qualifying positions for the Meridian regionals, and many more with it in firmly in their sights. Nice work, Team UK!
It's now time to focus our efforts on 16.2. Find out the best strategy to use in this post.
It's that that time of year again: the start of the CrossFit Games Open!
To get you started with 16.1, we've teamed up with one our ambassadors, Barry Mairs. Barry is an Exercise Rehabilitation Specialist, and runs 360 Movement Therapy - so it's safe to say he knows a thing or two about maximising WOD performance!
Get his 16.1 advice in this post.
In just over a week, we'll be tuning in to find out what Dave Castro's got up his sleeve for 16.1. Excited?
If you're taking part in the Open this year, it's not too late to get some last minute preparation in before the fun begins. Here are our top tips...
A couple of weeks ago, we published the first part of our guide to the best fitness competitions in the UK. Today, it's time for part two!
Have a read if you're looking for some event inspiration - we've got all abilities covered.
Registration for the 2016 CrossFit Games Open is now live. It's time to decide whether you'll be taking part.
There seems to be a divide in opinion when it comes to the Open, and the question on everyone's mind is: "is the Open for me?"
Find out what we think in this post.