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  • March 26, 2024By Brian

    Image Credit: SandClash While the world was largely focused on the Open, I was on the road in the Middle East covering two different CrossFit competitions in two different countries.  One of the difficulties for competitions when scheduling is to try and navigate the Games season dates when they typically aren’t known until it’s too

  • March 23, 2024By Patrick Clark

    For this week’s “Friend of the Week” we decided to go with two athletes considering they both accomplished something very significant in the CrossFit space, winning the CrossFit Worldwide Open. CrossFit Games veteran and European mainstay Jonne Koski and up-and-coming superstar Gracie Walton are this week’s recipients for the week of March 12-19, 2024. The

  • March 15, 2024By Patrick Clark

    Image Credit – Eurasia Throwdown This week’s “Friend of the Week” comes from us courtesy of Brian Friend’s travel adventures. Brian found himself in Istanbul, Turkey covering the Eurasia Throwdown Final as part of his second stop in the “2024-25 B.Friendly Fitness World Tour” and found a diamond in the rough, one of the reasons

  • March 8, 2024By Patrick Clark

    With the official start of the 2024 CrossFit Games season occurring last Thursday with the Open announcement, we decided that would be an appropriate time to unveil the B.Friendly Fitness “Friend of the Week”. The purpose of the “Friend of the Week” is to recognize athletes within the functional fitness community for their achievements not

  • March 7, 2024By Patrick Clark

    Image Credit – Alexander Pettersson One of the earliest and most consistent supporters of me in my journey throughout CrossFit coverage and practicing it in my own life has been WODProof app, and they are here for you too. Since the beginning, the WODProof team have sought to bring the easiest, most user-friendly and practical

  • March 6, 2024By Patrick Clark

    Dates: March 9-10 Location: Turkish Gymnastics Federation. Istanbul, Turkey Competition Overview Another busy week for the “2024-25 B.Friendly Fitness World Tour“, it’s week two of the CrossFit Games Open and also the second stop of the tour. Brian Friend finds himself in Istanbul, Turkey for the Eurasia Throwdown Finals after spending a week in Riyadh,

  • February 26, 2024By Brian

    Dates: February 29-March 2 Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Competition Overview SandClash 2024 will be the fifth annual edition. Starting in 2019 the competition featured 75 athletes from 11 gyms from around the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It has seen an increase in the number of athletes participating, and the number of attendees every year; and

  • February 21, 2024By Patrick Clark

    Fresh off the road after a 20-stop inaugural “2023-24 B.Friendly Fitness Offseason World Tour”, dates and competitions for the “2024-25 B.Friendly Fitness World Tour” have been announced with next weekend’s Sandclash in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia kicking off the current 12-month, 33-city tour, that will have the B.Friendly Fitness team providing fitness competition and CrossFit community

  • February 15, 2024By Brian

    After 20 stops in 26 weeks it’s time to reflect on the biggest lessons learned. These are my own personal opinions when it gets down to it, but they are largely founded in consistent observations and repetitive conversations from several competitions during this offseason.   Who, What, Where, When, and How to Watch This is what

  • February 8, 2024By Brian

    Image Credit: Picsil Pamplona, Spain The final stop (stop 20!!!) of the “2023-24 B.Friendly Fitness Offseason World Tour” brings us back to Europe in what was a late add to the tour. We were in Spain back in September for the Madrid Championships and have returned in February for a much less well known competition,