Despite the tumultuous year CrossFit has had, we know many of you follow the CrossFit Games — and you’re likely aware of the challenges they’ve had trying to narrow the field for the “Fittest Athletes on Earth” title with new leadership during a global pandemic. Two weeks ago CrossFit did an online competition (drawing from the top CrossFit athletes in the world) to determine the top five male and female athletes that would later compete at the “Games” on October 19th in a reimagined version of the event.
Similar to the Open, CrossFit specifically designed a number of these CrossFit Games qualifier workouts so that athletes from gyms around the world stack up against the best in the world. One in particular, called “Friendly Fran” became an instant fan favorite as it is a play on the classic CrossFit benchmark workout. We have in a bit of a mini-front squat/thruster cycle as of of late in preparation for this test and we are excited to see how people do. Looking forward to a great workout at the Cove tomorrow. While we might not be the top five in the world, we can at least play in the sandbox as if we are! As always, be safe and have fun!