• October 20, 2023By Brian

    Photo Credit: Athlete’s Eye Photography The Rogue Invitational is back for the fifth consecutive year. Competition starts Thursday night October 26 from Round Rock, Texas at Dell Diamond and runs through Sunday, October 29. We don’t have any information yet about the programming, but based on the previous four years, there are several things we

  • October 18, 2023By Brian

    Photo Credit: Will Branstetter Nearing the halfway point in terms of off season CrossFit competitions and events, and this one (stop #9 of the world tour) is very close to home. Crash is only about 90 minutes driving distance from me, so no airplanes required, no major packing decisions needed, just load up the car

  • October 11, 2023By Brian

    Photo Credit: Crash Crucible What/When The 2023 Crash Crucible “Re-Tour” is the fourth edition of Crash Crucible. It is an elite level off-season CrossFit competition spanning three days, Friday October 13 to Sunday October 15, this year.  Where The competition is hosted at CrossFit Crash in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The facility is massive and offers

  • October 11, 2023By Brian

    Photo Credit: Bruce Williams for the Masters Fitness Championship Back on the competition circuit after a whirlwind week at Power Monkey Camp and that means it’s the Masters Fitness Championship in Fort Wayne, Indiana for stop 8 of the tour.  This year’s iteration of the MFC had a total of 40 divisions: Masters Team Divisions Teams

  • October 2, 2023By Brian

    Photo Credit: Alexander Pettersson Welcome to the October 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

  • September 29, 2023By Brian

    Photo Credit: Power Monkey Fitness Part 3 Day 4 (Wednesday) Mayhem Morning A little deviation from the normal schedule today. The morning is devoted to a trip to CrossFit Mayhem  (which is about 35 minutes away). After breakfast we loaded into buses, trucks, and cars and made the drive; not entirely sure what would happen upon

  • September 28, 2023By Brian

    Photo Credit: Power Monkey Fitness This is a three part series about my experience Power Monkey Camp 20. In case you missed part one: find it here. Day 2 (Monday) Monday and Tuesday will follow a very similar cadence in terms of the structure of camp:  The structured day starts with breakfast at either 7 or

  • September 27, 2023By Brian

    Photo Credit: Marius Vérité Stop 1: Finland (Turun Tuomiopäivä) Stop 2: Utah (The Iron Games) Stop 3: Three Rivers, Michigan (Pit Teen Throwdown)  Stop 4: Madrid Championship Stop 5: Sweden (Halmstad Throwdown) For the first time on the trip, we’re in a place where there is no competition going on…but that doesn’t mean there weren’t plenty

  • September 27, 2023By Brian

    Photo Credit: Jordan Samuel/Power Monkey Fitness Stop 7: Crossville, Tennessee How’d I End Up Here? Back in the United States! Stop 7 brings us to the legendary Power Monkey Camp.  Last year at the Masters Fitness Championships  I had the chance to get to know Dave Durante, Mike Cerbus, and Jordan Samuel much better than I

  • September 26, 2023By Brian

    Photo Credit: Rickard Eimecke Stop five, Sweden. If you’ve missed any of the others: Stop 1: Finland – Turun Tuomiopäivä Stop 2: Utah – The Iron Games Stop 3: Three Rivers, Michigan (Pit Teen Throwdown)  Stop 4: Madrid Championship Following four-straight weeks of broadcasting events, the trip is taking a turn in a bit of