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  • May 8, 2024By Brian

    The online stages of the 2024 CrossFit Games season are behind us, and all eyes are on the seven semifinals which will take place on six continents over the course of three weekends.  We will have specific shows on Tuesday at 1 pm EST the week prior to each of those three weekends where I

  • May 7, 2024By Brian

    Before the CrossFit Games season Semifinals get underway, we will be in Greece for the Athens Throwdown for one of the biggest competitions in Europe. The competition is set to host over 1200 athletes on two competition floors over three days of action.  Where: Faliro Olympic Sports Hall When: May 3-5 2024 Who: Over 1200

  • May 1, 2024By Brian

    The newest addition to the BFriendly Fitness 2024-2025 World Tour is FITTEST of South Carolina, a competition for the top athletes in South Carolina.  Where: Greenville Convention Center, Greenville, South Carolina When: June 21-23 (Friday-Sunday) Divisions: Elite, 35-39, 40–44, 45-49, 50-54, 55+ (men and women for both)   How to Watch: Elite stream will be

  • April 24, 2024By Brian

    Image Courtesy of @r1ckjones If you are not familiar with the competitions J.R. Howell, owner of CrossFit Crash and co-host of Shut Up and Scribble, puts on biannually for high level athletes in the Southeast of the United States, it’s time to get acquainted with them.  In the Fall, Crash Crucible, is primarily a proving

  • April 16, 2024By Brian

    Image Credit: Athlete’s Eye Photography One of the projects we’ve been exploring at B.Friendly Stats is an alternative way to quantify both strength of field and athlete performance in a more meaningful way than the “levels” system or the current world wide ranking. Those systems are limited and flawed and are place holders waiting for

  • April 15, 2024By Brian

    Image Credit: Kriger Training Over the last three weeks we dove into some of the deepest regions on the individual side (European men, North American East women, and North American West men). This week we shift our focus back to Europe, but in the nature of the team competition.  In turning our attention to the

  • April 11, 2024By Brian

    This is the third week of a three-part series leading up to the Individual Quarterfinals for 2024, a stage of the season which is getting a lot of attention as being one of the most critical stages of competition when it comes to the programming and administration of it in the history of the sport.

  • April 3, 2024By Brian

    This past week took us to Jacksonville, Florida for out first opportunity to be involved with the REPS AHEAD format. Prior to the competition day we had a chance to catch up with the athletes and the director of Reps Ahead in three separate podcasts, which, if you missed them, were quite good.  James Sprague

  • April 2, 2024By Brian

    Image Credit: Athlete’s Eye Photography Last week we featured the European Men as we begin to display how much of a premium there are in certain competitive regions for Semifinal spots. In both North America and Europe this is the lowest number of available spots we have seen for Semis in the Quarterfinals era. In

  • March 29, 2024By Brian

    When: Saturday March 30, 11 am EST – 1 PM EST Where: CrossFit Tailwinds; Jacksonville, Florida How to Watch: BFriendly Fitness YouTube channel Format: Think of this as a “Fight Night”. There will be four head-to-head matchups featuring the same sequence of movements and format. The goal is to get a pre-designated number of Reps

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