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  • June 24, 2024By Brian

    Stop two of four of the summer swing takes us to Denver, Colorado for a one day, three hours, invitation-only REPS AHEAD Pro 3 Showcase being billed as Redemption.  Two community matches, one undercard, and three main cards will all take on “John” a workout Phil Thomas, Founder of REPS AHEAD, created. “John” (named after

  • June 18, 2024By Brian

    The Semifinal whirlwind has settled down, and while the tested and proven few who have advanced to the 2024 CrossFit Games retreat to their training in preparation for that competition in August, fitness rolls on all over the world in the interim.  Before we get to Fort Worth, Texas, we have four stops (two domestic

  • May 13, 2024By Patrick Clark

    We are playing catch-up for a few “Friend of the Week” announcements as we got extremely busy during the Quarterfinal stage and we also wanted to wait for the CrossFit Games Quarterfinal leaderboard to finalize. But at the end, just like we did in the CrossFit Open, we decided to go with two athletes including

  • 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 17, 2024By Patrick Clark

    This week’s “Friend of the Week” is a name well known in the CrossFit space but has been making the news lately for her fitness in other endurance sports. Kristi O’Connell is this week’s recipient for the week of April 8-14, 2024 after her amazing performance at the Zion Ultras in Apple Valley, Utah this

  • 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