Training For The Ranch: “Live Five” Athletes And Coaches Think Outside the Box

September 25, 2020 by
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In less than a month, the final five athletes in both divisions will step onto the dusty hills of Aromas to compete for the CrossFit Games title. The task in front of them at the Ranch will be much different than what they overcame in stage one to secure their top five spot, and ultimately their training in the lead-up will reflect that.

For the newcomers, it will be unlike anything else they’ve prepared for in the past. Even for the athletes that qualified in 2019, the landscape and circumstances around the Games are much different this season and with the new regime at CrossFit HQ there’s more support for the sport.

  • Dave Castro recently admitted that the programming in 2019 was much more straightforward than in years past, and part of the excitement of creating the program for the 2020 and ultimately the Ranch, was getting back to the creative side of the test that involves twists, new implements, and formats.

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