• December 17, 2023By Brian

    After two successful years at X Meeting Point, Aktivitet Nordic AS (Throwdown Events), has decided to take the next step and move the Oslo Throwdown to Telanor Arena for the 2024 season. The decision to move venues is driven by the goal of providing a better experience for athletes, partners, sponsors, and fans. “We’re not

  • December 14, 2023By Brian

    The 13th stop on the “B.Friendly Fitness” offseason tour is stop number two at a competition which will inherit a role in the CrossFit Games season for 2024. Kevin and Shannon Ogar will take over for the adaptive community in a big way next season as they continue to usher in the pursuit of increasing

  • December 11, 2023By Brian

    Written by Rebecca Birch Image Credit: NWR Productions Note from Brian: While Patrick and I were busy in Dubai taking part in the Dubai Fitness Championship, we are grateful to Ms. Birch, and Nikolaj Ronnow, who were both on sight in Birmingham, UK to experience FitFest this weekend.  All the content on the B.Friendly Instagram

  • December 7, 2023By Brian

    Image Credit: Athlete’s Eye Photography If you missed our men’s picks from yesterday, make sure to check those out. We’ll follow a similar format for the women, beginning with the athletes who are contending to win, then podium, then fight for the top-ten, and finally the rest of the field. As with the men, there’s

  • December 6, 2023By Brian

    Image Credit: Athlete’s Eye Photography The second major offseason competition of 2023 is upon us and this year’s version of the Dubai Fitness Championship features a return to the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, some classic Dubai programming with several unknown components for nearly every announced event, and a field of athletes which is certain

  • December 2, 2023By Brian

    Image Credit: Athlete’s Eye Photography In a somewhat unique move, Dubai Fitness Championship announced a movement change to an event which they had already released. In the original announcement on October 31 of Event 3 the weightlifting movement of a ten round, MWG, workout was 15 wall balls. In their updated announcement on November 28

  • December 1, 2023By Brian

    Welcome to the December Friendly WODs. This is a running blog style article documenting (most) of the workouts I do. I will be on the road on and off during this month, making it challenging to find any normal rhythm to training. Thank you to those of you who follow along, the accountability here goes

  • November 30, 2023By Brian

    Image Credit: Athlete’s Eye Photography Today CrossFit HQ sent out a correspondence explaining that for the first time in over a decade there will be an increase to affiliate fees. They identified affiliates as the lifeblood of CrossFit and expressed gratitude for their continued commitment. They also reiterated their goals of growing to 30 million

  • November 27, 2023By Brian

    Image Credit: CrossFit LLC With the recent announcement from the Dubai Fitness Championship of Event 2, which they are calling “Dubai Elite Lifters Clash” (but is really just the Olympic lifting total- one rep max Snatch plus one rep Clean and Jerk), a few friends who I have tremendous respect for as both programmers and

  • November 24, 2023By Brian

    The “B.Friendly World Tour” stop number 12 actually allowed me to stay home. This year Taylor and Lizzie Self invited me to be part of the team responsible for putting on the third iteration of the Charlotte Classic. From testing and programming workouts, to coordinating the logistics of the schedules, and then taking on several