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$403 561 raised at the Ultimate Hawaiian Trail Run

instagram.com This money went to support 256 kids to 7 500 lunches and free afternoon programs. Beautiful initiative!

Today: New Nano 8, design by Dave Castro

reebok.com The shoe with a silver heel will only be available next year, but as of today a limited number of pairs will be available for customization. Head to the Reebok site to check it out.

If you wat to keep track of the The Dubai Fitness Championship leaderboard...

app.dxbfitnesschampionship.com Day 1 ended with Sam Briggs and Lukas Hogberg on top, after 2 x 5km running, in the desert.

All eyes on DXB Fitness Championship, 13-16th December

dxbfitnesschampionship.com Some of the fittest on Earth have moved to Dubai for a few days for the final of DXB Fitness Championship. We'll see some pump from Emily Abbott, Bartek Lipka, Christian Lucero, Annie Thorisdottir, Alec Smith, Ben Smith, Kara Webb, Sam Briggs, Kari Pearce, Lauren Fisher, Chelsea Hughes, Willy Georges, Gabriela Migala and many, many others.

Rory McKeran visiting boxes around Ireland

youtube.com CrossFit Games host Rory McKernan traveled to Ireland to get to know the CrossFit community and attended a ceremony that celebrates their CrossFit and Weightlifting communities.

CrossFit ReVamped adopted a family of seven for the holidays

boxpromag.com There's a reason why everybody says CrossFit's all about community. This article gives you a small taste of what a few CrossFit boxes are doing for Christmas and it's pretty amazing. From organizing fundraising WODs through exchanging presents and inviting members' families for a dinner to adopting a family of seven for the holidays.

Was this the last year we saw the CrossFit Liftoff?

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CrossFit is making a big fuss about it, commenting and presenting it as if it was a big thing. But lots of voices simply say it was a poor event that was not presented well, not promoted by the box owners and overall just a big flop.

Plenty of people complain also that their scores were not validated so this was the last attempt to do the Liftoff.

Is it the end for this event?

Brooke Ence: lots of training, lots of armpit hair talk...

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Looks like Brooke Ence is really motivated to go back to the 2018 Games. With 3 workouts a day she seems really motivated.

But why does she have to talk so much about her armpit hair?!

Brooke Ence wants a career in Hollywood to challenge beauty stereotypes

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Brooke Ence was spotted on the red carpet twice already this year, after playing small roles in Wonder Woman and Justice League.

In this article Brooke talks about being bullied as a young girl for having a strong looking physique. She goes on talking about her insecurities on the Wonder Woman set after hearing whispers that she might be on steroids...

“I definitely had some moments when I was working on Wonder Woman when I felt really insecure about that… There was talk about, ‘Oh, she must do steroids.’ So that was pretty tough."

Brooke also mentioned that she feels empowered to make a change in this new film industry. So it's just a matter of future casting choices, as she appears to be open for Hollywood business.

“If I don’t at least attempt to do more in a world or in an industry that is different than what I’m used to, it may work out and it may not, but if I don’t at least try, then it’s just another person who has the ability to make a really positive change not doing it just because I’m nervous about it not working out.”

Fittest Gamer on Earth

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When Crossfit meets Videogames...and they give it a really fun name. 

On 16th of December CrossFit Pell City is throwing the competition called Fittest Gamer on Earth. Sooner or later this was bound to happen. 

"Enjoy VideoGames? Enjoy CrossFit? For the very first time, we proudly present "The Fittest Gamer on Earth", where CrossFit meets Videogames. Teams of Two will compete head-to-head in three CrossFit workouts and four Videogames all from different consoles. This is going to be one of the most unique and fun competitions of the year! Space is very limited, proceeds benefiting Angel Tree Foundation this Christmas!"

Check out the event.

Sonny Webster, former Xendurance athlete, banned for 4 years by the National Doping Agency

 

In an emotional disclosure on Instagram and Facebook, Sonny Webster, British Olympic Weightlifter, announces that he tested positive for Ostarine, a substance banned by the National Doping Agency, which served him the maximum ban of 4 years from competing. 

“Four months ago, I had the devastating news that I had a positive drug test for a banned substance called ostarine.”

Ostarine is a SARM (selective androgen receptor modulator). SARMs appear to build muscle and burn fat at a level comparable to steroids, but without the ball-shrinking, liver-destroying, unsightly body hair-growing effects. They act on your hormones, but in a very targeted way, and they show potential if you want to rapidly build muscle and shed fat.

Sonny goes on sharing the fact that he spent his life savings on lawyers and analysis done to establish the source of Ostarine in his sample in order to prove his innocence. 

“I have been working with a legal team and experts in order to try to establish where the ostarine has come from and how it got into my body. We initially felt that the most likely cause of the positive test was due to cross-contamination of supplements, as there have been many other athletes that have tested positive for ostarine under these circumstances. There have also been many examples of ostarine being found in products that it should not be in.”

Unfortunately the source of the the illegal substance was impossible to establish, Sonny said “the lab that we tested the supplements in, was not able to establish the presence of ostarine in my supplements.”

Sonny also shared that these months he’s gone through a devastating journey, confessing “there have been times where I have really struggled”. 

The long note ends in a hopeful, somewhat positive tone, with the former Xendurance athlete thanking the sponsors that stood by him through this time. 

“I am eternally grateful to my sponsors who have stuck by me through this and will continue to do so. Your support is so important to me and I am excited by the plans we have for the future.”

One of the sponsors that stood proudly by Sonny until little time ago was Xendurance. However at the break of the news traces of the collaboration had been removed from social media - no photos, no videos and no more Xendurance in Sonny’s Instagram bio. Whether Xendurance decided to step away from supporting an athlete doing his best to prove his innocence or Sonny ended the partnership, well this, remains an open topic…

 

Read Sonny's full disclosure.

One year ago Sonny Webster demanded life bans from the Olympics for all weightlifting drug cheats...

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You know the saying "karma's a b!tch"... Last year Sonny declared that all weightlifters caught using illegal substances should get life bans from competing in the Olympics:

"Speaking at Team GB’s training camp in Belo Horizonte, Webster, 22, said: “If anyone tests positive they should not compete in the Olympics ever again.""

Taking Cannabidiol will be legal starting January 2018

floelite.com CBD oil will be removed from the World Doping Agency's list officially in January 2018. This is a natural botanical concentrate which is produced by the cannabis plant and contains healthy nutritious omega fatty acids, minerals, and antioxidants. This oil is extracted from hemp itself and not the marijuana buds, which means it doesn’t contain the psychoactive substance, THC. The CBD oil influences the human body’s appetite, sleep schedule, and mood.

A heartwarming letter to his younger self written by Noah Ohlsen

morningchalkup.com A beautiful, encouraging text about patience, acceptance and perseverance addressed to his 15 year old self. Sounds like we should all sit down and write a letter to our younger selves. "Go with the flow. Everything is ALWAYS going to be okay. From the test you’re freaking out about to the swim meet to the homecoming dance with that cute girl. As long as you do your best, it’s all going to work itself out the way it should. Believe that. I promise that it has for us up to this point. Eleven years down the road, believe it or not, you’re going to have fans that you inspire. You’re going to get to travel the world, support your family, and create incredible and powerful memories. It’s all coming your way, my man. Enjoy it and remember, “Nothing replaces hard work.”"

Best Black Friday deals in US

Here's a collection of the best Black Friday CrossFit deals in the US.
The list will be updated throughout the week, including on Cyber Monday. So make sure you get back here to check out the updates.

If you find a nice new deal, make sure you post it in a comment.

 

BEST DEALS FOR NUTRITION PRODUCTS

 

MY PROTEIN

24-26 NOV

50% off on clothing

33% off everything else with code: BLACK

Shop on My Protein

 

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PROGENEX

15% off all orders on 24th Nov.

Orders $100 and above get a free shaker and a $10 gift card.

Shop at PROGENEX

 

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ONNIT

For now Onnit has a Black Friday presale. If you buy for $100 you get 5% extra on top of the Black Friday discount, if you buy for $200 you get 10% extra.

Shop at Onnit

 

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PROTEIN WORLD

40% off everything on the site with code: BLACKOUT

Shop at Protein World

 

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BODYBUILDING.COM

They've got 1 day deals, all week long. 

Some good offers such as Buy 1 get 1 free for Xtend BCAAs from Scivation, or Buy 1 get 50% off for Syntha-6 protein blend

Shop at Bodybyilding.com

 

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BEST DEALS FOR SHOES & CLOTHES

 

REEBOK

Black Friday lasts until 24th, end of day.

There are 50% off items in their Black Friday collections. 

You get 30% extra discount by using the code: EARLYVIP

Shop at Reebok

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NIKE

25% off selected items with code EPIC25

Here's the collection on sale now

New releases in limited colours come on the 24th. Stay tunned! 

Shop at Nike

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STANCE

20-30% off

Shop for Stance

 

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TWL GEAR

40% off with code ALLBLACK

Shop at TWL GEAR

 

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AESPAREL

15% off jeans with athletic fit, with code BFCM15

Shop at Aesparel

 

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TREIGN

1 item 10% off

2 items 20% off

3 items 30% off

4 items 40% off

Free shipping in US

Shop at Treign

 

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BEST DEALS FOR EQUIPMENT

 

ROGUE

20-26 Nov

They have 5 for $5 - you buy 5 items, you’ll pay only $5 for shipmentHot Deals, and Hundo Pricing  - the more you buy the more you save.

They’re pretty aggressive in selling, so don’t get intimidate by stuff like “54% left”. 

Shop at Rogue

 

 

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GET RX'D

16-27 Nov.

Up to 50% off. 

All discounted products on this page.

Shop at GETRXD

 

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AGAIN FASTER

Check out the list of products they've got on sale.

A good deal is two wall balls for $99. 

Shop at Again Faster

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AMERICAN BARBELL

22-29 Nov

Here's a list of stuff you can expect:

  • Free Shipping on ALL Olympic, Power and Technique Bars
  • Free Shipping on ALL Bumper Plate Sets
  • Closeout Wall Balls Only $50
  • Kettlebells 10% off
  • Flat Bench $125 / $175
  • Low Push Sled $125 / $199
  • Speed Sled $149 / $199
  • Technique Bundle Save 15%
  • Vertical Bar Storage $88 / $125
  • Urethane Gun rack $88 / $125
  • Black Resistance Tubes $69 /$99
  • Horizontal Bumper Storage $275 / $325
  • T-Grip Shorty Bar $115 /$ 139
  • Select T-Grip Bars on Sale
  • Select Speciality Bars on Sale
  • All Rack & Rig Equipment on Sale

  • Over 75 total Storewide deals!

  • NEW Grizzly Power Bar $250

Shop at Americal Barbell

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FRINGE SPORT

Going live Thu, 10 pm CST.

Shop now at Fringe Sport

 

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BEST DEALS FOR ACCESSORIES

 

COMPEX 

up to 50% off

They offer also a free gift and free shipping. Use the code: COMPEXPM20

Shop at COMPEX US

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REHBAND

24-27 Nov.

Up to 20% discount on RX Camo 5 & 7 mm knee sleeves, calf & elbow sleeves.

You can buy them by following on of the links and using the discount code.

 

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DYNAM

25% off on grips, speed ropes, bracer wraps.

On Amazong US & CA with code DYNAM025.

Shop for Dynam

 

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MYOBUDDY

$100 off with the myofacial massager with code Boxrox

Sop at Myo Buddy

 

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HALO

This neurostymulation and motor skill training system is down to $499 from $749. 

Shop at Halo

 

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Black Friday deals in Europe

Here are the best Black Friday deals for CrossFit stuff in Europe. The list will be updated throughout the week, including on Cyber Monday. So make sure you get back here to check out the updates.

If you find a sweet deal, post it in the comment. Let's keep this feed alive and updated.

 

BEST DEALS FOR NUTRITION PRODUCTS

 

PROGENEX EUROPE

24-26 NOV

20% off everything with code: Blackout.

Orders 100 or more get a free gift - tshirt + shanker + protein powder container.

Shop at Progenex Europe

 

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PALEOETHICS EUROPE

24 Nov

40% off on all orders 100 euro and above.
Use code: BlackFriday

Shop at Paleo Ethics Europe

 

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BEST DEALS FOR SHOES & CLOTHES

 

REEBOK

22-26 Nov.

There are 30% off items in their Black Friday collections. 

Shop at Reebok

 

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FITTEST FREAKEST

They've got some sweet deals on clothes and shoes. 

Like the Reebok CrossFit Nano 7.0 Weave for 90.97 euro or the Nike Metcon DSX Flyknit for 105 euro.

Shop at Fittest Freakest

 

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NIKE

Friday: 30% off selected items with code BF30

Sat-Mon: 20% off on all products

Applies to all European countries excluing Slovakia, Croatia, Bulgaria and Romania.

Shop at Nike

 

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ADIDAS

20% off all weekend at Adidas

Shop at Adidas

 

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BEST DEALS ON ACCESSORIES

 

COMPEX EUROPE

20-27 Nov

30% off

Shop at COMPEX Europe

 

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BLACKROLL

All orders 34,90 or more get a Blackroll mini flow for free.

Offer available in Germany, Austria & Switzerland.

Shop at Blackroll

 

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BEST DEALS FOR EQUIPMENT

 

ROGUE EUROPE

23-26 Nov

Hot Deals, and Hundo Pricing - the more you buy the more you save.

They’re pretty aggressive in selling, so don’t get intimidate by stuff like “54% left”. 

Shop at Rogue

 

 

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AGAIN FASTER

Up to 40% discount on selected items. 

Use code AFBLACKFRIDAY% to get an extra 5%.

They say they're adding new products daily, so make sure you check out the Black Friday category.

Shop at Again Faster Europe

 

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XENIOS

24-27 Nov

20% off

Shop at Xenios Europe

 

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CrossFit South Brooklyn on Variety

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This series on CrossFit South Brooklyn already won our hearts since they shared the video on CrossFit Mom classes. They've got 800 members and organize classes from kids to seniors. Listen to owner David Osorio talking about him having the privilege of having his members' time and making the most of it. Great talk on humbleness & good recipe for business.

Does CrossFit have a problem?

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Chris Heria from OFFICIALTHENX says that CrossFit has a problem because it doesn't stay true to its very own definition of cross training. The purpose has become doing as many reps as fast as possible. And he's blaming it all on CrossFit championships and competitions where movements that are not 100% correct, are counted as correct. Agree or disagree?

"I was born ready"

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This little dude will probably have to compete against humanoid robots like Atlas from Boston Dynamics, but I'm already cheering for him!

Would you like Atlas to be your coach?

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Boston Dynamics released a new humanoid robot that can do box jumps and back flips. His name is Atlas and judging by how he's handling his box jumps, it looks like until August 2018 he should be ready to compete in the CrossFit Games.

Brace yourselves: Justice League is here and so are Brooke Ence's hamstrings

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In the DC movie starring Gal Gadot and Ben Affleck we'll also be able to spot Brooke Ence in a skimpy outfit. Not that workout clothes are usually covering much more...

Reebok 25% off promo

reebok.com Reebok warms up the Black Friday territory with a 25% discount for gifts for him.

Free winter clothes for those in need at the York Pop-up Shop at CrossFit York

crossfityork.com Saturday and Sunday, November 18 and 19 from 8am to 5pm, CrossFit York will host the York Pop-up Shop, organized by Sam Fullam.

Stefi Cohen sets two new world records

instagram.com Stefi Cohen has new squat and bench PRs and two world records at 122 pound bodyweight: 1 for her 495 pound deadlift and the other for her 1112 pound total: 407 pound squat, 210 pound bench press, 495 deadlift.

NOBULL black trainers are coming back on Black Friday

youtube.com You'll have to be quick. Nobull black trainers have been sold out pretty fast in 2015 and in 2016.

30 strict HSPU in 48 seconds

instagram.com Four times CrossFit Regionals athlete, Vanessa Benavides does 30 strict HSPU in a record time.

Kara Webb's new box officially opens doors today

instagram.com CrossFit Kova is open and Kara's excitement is through the roof. This is part of her interview for 7 News Queensland about the opening.

Fire at the Froning ranch

instagram.com While organizing a race at the CrossFit ranch, Rich had his Dodge catch on fire. Nobody was hurt and although the fire spread in the yard, it was put out fast by the firefighters squad.

Jeans with an athletic fit

youtube.com These are jeans designed specifically for the athlete’s physique, with extra room in the quads and rear for those powerful, explosive muscles, all while maintaining a slender waistline.

CrossFit Podcast with Pat Barber

youtube.com Pat Barber discusses his experience as a Games athlete, working for CrossFit Media, and family life.

CrossFit Toledo gets lifting for charity: Give a gift. Get a lift.

facebook.com December 10. CrossFit Toledo. All gifts and proceeds will go to support the Mercy Children's Hospital of Toledo and the Ronald McDonald House.

Bergeron hits Amsterdam

youtube.com There's a taser gun involved. And it's not pretty. There's also a bit of cool footage of Amsterdam. That's pretty.

Froning and Fraser talking about Mat's move to Cookeville

youtube.com Froning & friends Episode 5 is on and it's all about Mat Fraser's relocation to Cookeville.

Jessica Lucero's a 60 kg goddess with a 165kg back squat pb

instagram.com That is a 363 pound back squat at 132 pound bodyweight... Wow!

Let it get sweaty. CrossFit for singles dating event in CrossFit Oakland Uptown

eventbrite.com Killer event description... "Are you single? Do you CrossFit? Do you wish you could just meet someone who has a nice snatch, knows how to clean and jerk - but isn't one? Then this is the event for you."

CrossFit podcast with Pat Sherwood

youtube.com Sevan checks in with Pat Sherwood about the evolution of the Liftoff competition, as well as his military background.

"PED use among elite athletes is part of the protocol to be an elite athlete" Johnny Romano

youtube.com "If you put diet, training, sleep, vitamins, PEDs [...] on a piechart, it’s absolutely unfair to pigeonhole one tiny slice of the pie and focus on that as the all-out-evil in the world and omit everything else. PED use among elite athletes is part of the protocol to be an elite athlete and that is standard in every sport in the world. And CrossFit’s no different. "

Will P.E. classes become CrossFit classes?

paradisepost.com With more and more schools in US turning to CrossFit, it sure starts to look this way.

Did you go all in when you started CrossFit?

thenastygirlspodcast.libsyn.com Do you ever find yourself being one of those folks that are all or nothing? You're either in 100% or nothing at all? Well, we might be talking to you this week when we cover the danger of extremes. Unfortunately we've all been there, you've had it, tomorrow is the day you're (insert crazy unrealistic thing here)--making the big change. You go out spend $300 at Whole Foods, enroll at a gym, buy new shoes and tell everyone and their mother that you're losing 25 pounds in a month. Fast forward 2 weeks and your shoving king cones in your mouth faster than dale earnhardt jr's pit crew.