Greg Glassman announced on a podcast with Julie Foucher Four-time CrossFit Games athlete that CrossFit Games won’t have a main sponsor after Reebok deal finishes.

“Done with exclusive contracts” once CrossFit’s contract with Reebok ends in 2020. 

Greg Glassman

Reebok is the main sponsored of the CrossFit Games since 2011 and runs for 10 years. And since 2014 athletes at the CrossFit Games weren’t even allowed to wear non-Reebok branded apparel at the competition.

All of the sponsorship opportunities change now, and I’m looking for a two or three year moratorium on title sponsorship, the highest level. When the Reebok thing is done, there’s not gonna be another shoe company that sits in that position again. We’re done with exclusive contracts. I like where we’re going.

Greg Glassman

You can watch the entire podcast here:

Insightful interview with Greg Glassman

Hey all! I just want to put this out there- I’ve heard a lot from my box about discouragement from not getting quick results even though they’ve been committed for a month or a couple weeks. 

LADIES- This is CrossFit. The entire goal is LIFELONG wellness, NOT a “quick 21 day fix”.

If you’re new and not getting the results you expected, it’s time to shift that focus and put your head down and just enjoy the journey! Throw the scale away! When you look back 2 or 3 years from now, you will be SO happy you didn’t let the number on the scale hold you back. Set some performance goals instead! 

Celebrate small achievements. Connecting with your process is vital, because it makes the journey toward your ultimate destination much more manageable. If you’re trying to grow stronger, credit yourself every time you make the bar or free weights heavier, and every time you hit a new personal best. 

If your goal is a pull-up or you want to deadlift 200 lbs., working on them once every two weeks is going to delay your progress compared to if you worked on them every other day. Focus all your energy on achieving these seemingly impossible goals, not only will you prove to yourself you can do hard things, but your body will take care of itself! I never set a goal to lose weight and I ended up dropping inches around my waist instead. 

Any challenge is exactly that—a challenge—and some days you’ll feel sore, beat-up, or downright unmotivated to do much. But you don’t have to feel good to do good. So please, let’s focus on our abilities and not our weight! Go easy on yourself. THAT is how we are going to make the best change and set the best example for our kiddos! 😊

When negativity starts polluting your motivation, challenge these thoughts with positive ones. It’s easy to doubt every endeavor before an obstacle even presents itself, and feel like a failure if the progress just isn’t there yet. 

Remember: Long term consistency trumps short term intensity- every time.

CrossFit isn’t another fad where we should expect quick results. Results come from putting in the work day after day for YEARS.

The other day I posted a video of one of my Bootcamp members doing box jumps during class. She was really nervous about doing them. I watched her think before attempting each jump, but no matter what – she did them! I was so proud of her, I mean cheesy smile proud.

But what is the first thing she says to me after seeing the post? I’ll give you a hint, it wasn’t “wow – check me out! I’m so proud of myself.” It was “I look so fat in that video!” ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? Why must that be the first thing to come to mind? I am positive that so many women would do the same, which is focusing on what you look like as opposed to what you are actually doing.

I think we need to really start changing our mindset. As women we tend to see fitness as a fix to losing weight in addition to a tool to improve our aesthetics. I get it! I do the same. A friend of mine just today sent me a picture where I was doing something pretty bad ass at the gym. I thought cool! Cool was quickly replaced by “I look so ugly!”  That should not even be a thought! Why are we so good at finding something bad about ourselves?

change your mindset

We need to start now. Start looking at ourselves in a different light. What are you accomplishing? What is your body  able to do? Is it an ugly face? or a face of determination? Once you begin to train with your focus on getting stronger and not stressing over the way you look, your training becomes more productive and efficient.

So here’s a challenge – find what you consider an ugly, fat, unbecoming, not flattering, picture of yourself, BUT in that picture you are doing something that you think is awesome – maybe your are working out, or being a mom or playing a sport – anything! Post that pic with pride not embarrassment. 

Remember that no matter your fitness background or health complications you can still become the strongest fittest version of yourself.

Noah Ohlsen did take the first place spot today.

After Event 3: RUCK

For time:

6,000-m ruck run

 20-30-40-50 lb., increasing each lap
 20-30-40-50 lb., increasing each lap

One of the weights had fall out of Mat Fraser’s bag and was penalised 60 seconds for not having a full bag with him at the finish line. This moved him from 6th to 17th position.

  • Event 3 “Ruck” cut 50 athletes to 40

After Event: 4 SPRINT COUPLET

For time

  • 172 ft sled push
  • Bar muscle ups (15 for Women, 18 for Men)
  • 172 ft sled push

Time cap: 6 minutes

Ohlsen won the second heat and came second overall in the event. Fraser placed 20

  • Event 4 “Sprint Couplet” cut 40 athletes to 30

Event 5: MARY

Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:

5 handstand push-ups
10 single-leg squats, alternating
15 pull-ups

Time cap: 20 minutes

This is the final event for Day 3. Noah Ohlsen give a very impressive performance and seized the opportunity to take the overall lead narrowly edging out Fraser in the gruelling Mary event.  This is the first event win for Ohlsen in his entire CrossFit career. 

CrossFit Leaderboard After Event 5

Leaderboard update: Mat Fraser leads after day one, chasing his fourth ‘Fittest on Earth’ title.
The three-time defending champion is once again the man to beat at the CrossFit Games.

Fraser put in a strong performance in the first event earlier today, The first event was called First Cut, with a time of 15:07.70. The men’s field was cut down to 75 competitors after the initial round.

EVENT 1 – First Cut

4 rounds for time

  • 400m run
  • 3 legless rope climbs
  • 7 squat snatches

Women 130 lb
Men 185 lb
Time Cap: 20 mins

I was pretty comfortable with it, if I don’t get injured I’ll be fine,” said Fraser. “I just wanted to start collecting points as quick as I can.

Mat Fraser

EVENT 2 – Second Cut

Only 75 men and 75 women of the original competitors remain, and the field will be cut down once again after this round.

For time:

  • 800m row
  • 66 kettlebell shoulder-to-overheads
  • 132-ft. handstand walk

Women: two 16-kg KBs
Men: two 12-kg KBs
Time Cap: 10 minutes and the field will be cut to 50 athletes after this event

Watch the CrossFit Games 2019 live here as Fraser and Toomey defend their titles.

Photo Credit: CrossFit Twitter

It’s Games time!! The 2019 CrossFit Games are set to be held in Madison, Wisconsin, with the competition running from today August 1 to Sunday, August 4. According to CrossFit official twitter account the 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games kicks off at 9a.m C.T.

Here’s the Schedule for Individual and Team Events

Assault to Bob workout will kick off the 2019 competition on August 1

The rest of the team workouts and individual workouts for the Games are still to be announced.

Photo Credit: Morning Chalk

To ensure you don’t miss a second of the action, find out where you’ll be able to watch the 2019 CrossFit Games here.

For those interested in watching the CrossFit Games live check out the daily schedule here.

The format is going to be brand new and interesting this year, but just a reminder… The 2019 CrossFit Games starts Thursday August 1st at 9a.m Wisconsin(GMT-5), with the individuals competition with teams to follow. Followed by the Athlete Ceremony.

Days 2 through 4 will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude by 6 p.m. Individual and team competitions will not overlap. Half the field will be cut day one, so make sure to check out the madness! On Saturday and Sunday, age group competitors will begin at 10 a.m. and wrap up the day by 6 p.m. and 3 p.m., respectively. All times are local. 

INDIVIDUAL AND TEAMS 

Thursday:  9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

AGE GROUP COMPETITION 

Friday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m 
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

*Start and finish times subject to change. – Source: CrossFit.com

For those interested in watching the CrossFit Games live, make sure to check out our how to watch the 2019 Reebok CrossFit Games live article.

In CrossFit, one of our body parts that often needs the most protection is our shins. There are several exercises where shins become prone to injury. Shins can get scraped during deadlifts and Olympic lifting, burned on rope climbs and banged on box jumps. So how do you avoid injury to your shins? Wear the best shin guards for CrossFit!

In this article, we have narrow it down to the five best shin guards for CrossFit available in the market for you. Read on!

RockTape Best Calf Compression Sleeve

Rocktape….made a huge difference for me.

Diana from the BarbellBeauties community

RockTape – Say goodbye to injured shins! RockGuard Shin protectors are designed for rope climbs, deadlifts, cleans, snatches, box-jumps anything that punishes your shins. Tall socks can only go so far however the specially designed RockGuards are made from 5mm perforated neoprene bonded to a durable outer layer. You can slide them on-and-off easily before your WOD and lift with confidence. Perfect for Obstacle Course Racing and trail running as they drain and dry quickly.

RockTape Shin Protectors

Burpee Box Jumps Shin Guard

These pads are very light but provide enough protection when kicking bags which for me is extremely useful. 

GTM Amazon review

Burpee Box Jumps Shin Guard – Burpee Box Jumps Shin Guards are made specifically for deadlifting, Crossfitting, box jumps and plyometric exercises by providing optimum shin protection without limiting your moves. It comes in 2 Velcro Strap Design, Universal Strap Design that cuts to fit users and has a tapered Profile for Maximum Hold with Minimal Material.


Unbroken Deadlift Shin Guards

My husband swears by unbroken. It’s a calf sleeve with removable shin guards. 👌🏻

Katy from the BarbellBeauties community

Unbrokenshop.com – Say goodbye to bleeding and shin scars at the box. Unbroken shin sleeves bring protection to your shins and compression to your calves providing maximum comfort and protection while preventing injury. The compression and warmth of the sleeve will minimize energy waste, relieving pain and reduce inflammatory reactions. Specifically designed with 5mm thick neoprene and 4-way stretch nylon for comfort this sleeve will not slide anywhere.


RxFit Shin Sleeves

RxFit – No more punishing your shins during your workout! Put an end to those annoying rope burns. These shin protectors are made of a durable 5mm neoprene taking the brunt of the abuse so your shins don’t have to. You can rest assured that these shin guards will do its job as it is widely used by Games and Regional athletes and have been used at competitions ranging from in box comps to Wodapalooza to Regionals. 


Bear Grips Shin Protector

 I recently ordered the Bear ones. I ordered the longer ones and I find them really great. Longer ones prevent some of that “muffin-knee”

Shoroquee from the BarbellBeauties community

Bear Grips – All of Bear Grips gear are specially designed based on the feedback of actual users and made out of the highest quality of material that aids in peak performance and output. Their shin guards features 5mm of front padding, an elastic foot harness to prevent injuring your shins while you work out, and a silicone band to stay in place. 


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“This year there will be more ways to watch the CrossFit Games than ever before. The announcement of an open-source broadcast has generated interest from coverage teams around the world.” – CrossFit.com

The 2019 CrossFit Games are set to be held in Madison, Wisconsin, with the competition running from Monday, July 29 to Sunday, August 4. 

To ensure you don’t miss a second of the action, read on to find out where you’ll be able to watch the 2019 CrossFit Games.

You will have several options for watching every exciting moment of all CrossFit Game. 

You can watch the coverage on YouTube, Games.CrossFit.com, and via the many other outlets that will shape this exciting new chapter in fitness history. 

Every heat will be broadcast live on Games.CrossFit.com, CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports App. Don’t worry you can easily watch it here atCrossFit Games 2019.

The official broadcasting channel of CrossFit Game 2019 is Games.CrossFit.com. So, it is apparent that you can tune in CrossFit channel to watch the CrossFit Game too.