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This Week in CrossFit

July 16, 2021 by
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If you thought the weeks leading up to the CrossFit Games would be slow, you my friend were mistaken…you and us both. It was a non-stop week of leaderboard shake-ups due to a handful of positive drug tests, and Dave Castro teasing a couple of more Games Events. Let’s dive right in…

Three teams failed drug tests, new teams are being called up to compete at the Games:

We won’t get into the nitty-gritty details here, as each situation is very different. But here is who’s invites have been revoked and which teams will now head to Madison:

CrossFit Games Individual Events 3 and 5 announced:

  • IE3: 550-yard sprint
  • IE5: 4 rounds for time
    • 4 rope climbs
    • 500/400 meter ski erg
    • Sand bag carry
  • We clearly don’t have all the details just yet, but some nice teasers to mull over for the next week and a half.

A new survey shows 80% of gyms are still facing financial hardship from COVID-19:

  • 75% say revenue and membership have fallen since before the pandemic.
  • 64% say they’ve been forced to go into additional debt.
  • Average new debt: A staggering $75,000.
    • The Community Gyms Coalition is still pressing congressional leadership for more financial help in hopes to save the fitness industry.

Fun facts about this year’s CrossFit Games Athletes:

Here are just a few, but seriously…there’s a lot of interesting facts!

  • The shortest woman is Lari Cunha at 5’0.”
  • The average recorded weight of these women is 146 pounds.
  • Of the forty men, there are 10 rookies and 30 veterans.
  • Of those 30 vets, five are in their second year.

The CrossFit National Champions are officially crowned:

  • 213 in total with 106 women and 107 men.
  • Once the season is complete, 281 athletes will be recognized as National Champions.

Things you don’t want to miss:

  • Virtual Games Event 1 is…according to Rich Froning a 5k row. You can still sign up to get involved.
  • Sneak peek at the Nano X1 Froning. The four-time CrossFit Champion Rich Froning debuted his version of the Nano X1’s while working out. The shoe is a new iteration of Reebok’s “Official Shoe of Fitness,” the Nano X1. The latest collaboration pays tribute to the “Into the Storm” mantra, Froning’s daily inspiration, and the shoe even has a storm-inspired graphic design. It will be available on Froning’s birthday, July 21. How FIT-ting.
  • New product from Podium: Mat Fraser and the Buttery Bro’s supplement company just launched their second product, Whey with multiple flavors.
  • Attention Ladies! The Female Tactical Athlete Program is looking for women who want to put their CrossFit skills to work, literally. If you have dreams of being a firefighter, police officer, or in the military, you can sign up now for the program that kicks off tomorrow.

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