9 Things Only OG CrossFitters Remember


You may think you're an OG CrossFitter, but unless you remember living through your shoes melting during rope climbs you've got no leg to stand on. Check out these 11 things you'll only recognize if you've been in the CrossFit world for a very long time:

1. Vibrams were the original unofficial shoe

If my shoes were any heavier, I wouldn't have gotten that first muscle up

2. FGB was a fundraiser

FGB IV in Los Angeles. Not a single Reebok product in the crowd.

FGB V In Los Angeles. Who's douchebag in the Zebra tights?

3. Sectionals were a thing

Before the Open this guy and his shell necklace came out of nowhere and crushed Sectionals

4. Dave Lipson squatted every day before it was cool

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Squatting every day for a year in remembrance of Amanda Miller

5. "Amanda" was named after Amanda Miller

Amanda Miller at the 2009 Games
"Amanda" at the 2010 CrossFit Games

6. Prebok

Skinny Rich got 2nd place, and Under Armour gave him a check

7. The Ranch: where Panda Express sponsored the 2009 Games

Seriously, that happened and it's still hilarious

8. Drywall, BSD, Beastmodal Domains, The Naked CrossFitter,Fitness Lonnie

CrossFit's original anonymous asshole
Another one of the original trolls

9. You had to handstand everywhere

How else would people know you're a CrossFitter?

If you liked this list, you'll love the follow up: 7 More Things Only OG CrossFitters Remember

Still want more OG content? Check out this documentary piece on OPT, the first CrossFit Games champ:

Episode 2 on OPT is here

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Here are the full descriptions for the third week of workouts on Jacob Heppner's 8 Weeks To Making Sucky Workout Suck Less, including the reasoning behind the workouts and multiple scaling options!

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George Long-USA TODAY NETWORK Naim Suleymanoglu (TUR) places first in the men's 60kg weightlifting event during the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games at Olympic Weightlifting Gymnasium.

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John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports Lasha Talakhadze (GEO) reacts during the men's 105kg weightlifting competition in the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games at Rio Centro - Pavilion 2.

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Could 2018 Be The Most Exciting Team Competition In Games History?

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Since Dave Castro’s big announcement after the 2017 Invitational, shrinking team size from six to four members, the margin of error has significantly decreased. Teams now have to make difficult decisions on who’s staying and who’s going.