Photo Credit: Rafael Paredes It’s been a couple of weeks since the conclusion of the 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Games. Meaning it’s as good a time as ever to look back at Games performance through the lens of performance at Semifinals. Brian presented this question back in mid-June: Is Winning Semifinals a Good Predictor for the Games?
**Contributions by Barclay Dale, Brian Friend, and Mike Halpin** Image Credits: Athlete’s Eye If you missed part one of this two part series you can find it here. This two-part series is a collection of findings we’ve observed after filtering through cross-semifinal leaderboards for a couple weeks. We acknowledged certain disclaimers in part one about what
Contributions by Barclay Dale, Brian Friend and Mike Halpin One of the big changes to the 2023 season was the re-introduction of uniform programming for the final qualifying stage to the CrossFit Games (Semifinals) for both elite individuals and teams. One of the most appealing things about standardized programming is the ability to compare athletes
Image Credits: Athlete’s Eye This year at Semifinals, tests four and five occurred in a “back-to-back” format that we had been hoping to see in one of our preview pieces . There are several variables to consider when programming back-to-back events like those in a competition. By choosing to include back-to-back workouts you’re demanding the athletes
Image Credits: Rafael Paredes One of the goals when we started B.Friendly Fitness was to give opportunities to the many talented content creators that we have had the pleasure to get to know during our time covering the sport of CrossFit. These amazing creators are a main reason why we enjoy the sport so much.
Image Credits: Athlete’s Eye We’re in the third year of the Open-Quarterfinal-Semifinal-Games season structure. This year does have a few nuances that are different, but the general path is the same. The question we’re after today is, is there any pattern that’s emerged so far about how well Semifinal winners can be expected to do at
You May Not Have Made the Games; But You Caught My Eye Image Credit: Athlete’s Eye None of these athletes made the Games this season, some of them didn’t get much attention on the broadcast, but all of them stood out to me for one reason or another. It can be difficult with fields of 60
Image Credit: Athlete’s Eye Between May 17 and June 5 I was home for about 50 hours. Otherwise, it was airplanes, hotels, and CrossFit Semifinal competition; my favorite time of year. While on the road I made some observations that I wanted to document. They are somewhat wide ranging. Enjoy. 1. The Athletes are Amazing Have
Image Credit: Athlete’s Eye Europe and Asia The final 12 of 38 team spots to the 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Games will be handed out this weekend; 10 of those spots will come from Europe, and the last two will come from Asia. Asia Teams Field Several returning affiliate teams in the top ten in Europe, but
Image Credit: Athlete’s Eye Europe and Asia Final week of Semifinals! For the women, week 3 will see the final 13 qualifying spots for the 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Games distributed; 11 spots are allocated to the European women’s field, and 2 spots are allocated to the women in Asia. Asia Women’s Field The class of the