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  • February 1, 2024By Brian

    A late add to the 2023-2024 “B.Friendly World Tour”, I am on the way to Spain this week for the 20th and final stop on the tour before the Open (I measure CrossFit years from Open to Open), the Picsil Pamplona Arena Games. This competition came on my radar relatively recently as I started seeing

  • January 30, 2024By Brian

    Image Credit: The Fittest Experience Taylor, Texas, USA This is stop 19 of 20, and it brings me to Taylor, Texas (north of Austin) for what was the 16th edition of this competition. I learned a ton about this competition and its history this weekend through conversations with athletes, coaches, event organizers, and staff who

  • January 30, 2024By Brian

    Image Credit : Rafael Paredes Wodapalooza was one of the first competitions I ever went to. After going to the North Central Regionals in 2014, and the CrossFit Games in 2016, it was WZA in 2017 which was my third ever elite CrossFit competition I attended as a fan. In one way or another, I

  • January 24, 2024By Brian

    Other than the CrossFit Games themselves, The Fittest Experience (TFX) has to be the longest running CrossFit competition. Starting back in 2008, this will be the 16th iteration of the competition. This year there are over 1200 athletes competing in over 30 divisions all competing at the Williamson County Expo Center. TFX Throwdowns For the

  • January 24, 2024By Brian

    The final stop for the 2023 calendar year (but not the final stop on our offseason tour which will continue with Wodapalooza, Fittest of the Coast, and the Fittest Experience in January), brings us to Milan, Italy for a competition which began over a decade ago, the Fall Series Throwdown. One of the Oldest in

  • January 24, 2024By Brian

    Image Credit: Fittest of the Coast Charleston, South Carolina, USA This is the fifth year of the Fittest of the Coast and the competition has grown every year. Beginning in 2020 with just over 200 athletes, it is now a three-day competition with two competition floors, an offsite running event for all individual divisions, and

  • January 17, 2024By Brian

    This will be the fifth iteration of the Fittest of the Coast (FOTC). It began in 2020 with just over 200 participating athletes, and this year they had nearly 4,000 participants in their online qualifier culminating in nearly 1,400 athletes (an increase of nearly 400 from last year) who will be competing across 41 different

  • January 8, 2024By Brian

    Image Credit: Athlete’s Eye Photography The full picture of participants in the Elite Field of Wodapalooza is often not known until the last day or two before the competition, but from what I do know, here are my predictions for the elite individual men’s field, brought to you by our exclusive WZA partner STRIKE MVMNT. Tune

  • January 8, 2024By Brian

    Image Credit: Athlete’s Eye Photography The full picture of participants in the Elite Field of Wodapalooza is often not known until the last day or two before the competition, but from what I do know, here are my predictions for the elite individual men’s field, brought to you by our exclusive WZA partner STRIKE MVMNT.

  • January 3, 2024By Brian

    This is the third part of a three part series ranking the top-30 women from the “Madison Era” (2017-2023) of the CrossFit Games.  “Madison Era Women” 30-16 “Madison Era Women” 15-6 *Note: These are my personal rankings. Thursday on the B.Friendly Fitness Podcast I will be joined by John Young of JY Barbell Club, who

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