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

What You Need to Know About the French Throwdown

After a season and journey that has included more than a dozen events that have challenged athletes around the world and inspired millions of fans, it has all come down to this. The final Sanctional event is upon us. For the athletes who will be competing, this is the final opportunity to qualify for the 2019 CrossFit Games. 

CrossFit Games Updates: New Stream & Media Policies

The 2019 CrossFit season will be one that is remembered as a season of change. The Regionals were replaced with Sanctionals, the Open was more challenging than ever, more athletes will be competing for the title of “Fittest on Earth,” and more people are being recognized in the fitness community than ever before.

Cedric Lapointe Is On The Hunt For Redemption At French Throwdown

Cédric Lapointe is an up-and-coming athlete who has been on the biggest stage of the CrossFit world. He made it to the Games in 2018 as a part of a team. Very few people walking the planet knows what that is like. 

Missy Herman Looks For CrossFit Games Berth At French Throwdown

One of the many benefits from the Sanctionals that have taken place so far is that the fitness community has been introduced to some amazing athletes that have their own experiences which they hope will lead them to the biggest stage in CrossFit; the Games.

Travis Mayer And Emily Rolfe Win The 2019 Granite Games Championship

Travis Mayer can add 2019 Granite Games champion to his list of accomplishments. Mayer looked dominant all weekend accumulating 712 points in the process. With only 1 event finish outside the top 10, Mayer finished 64 points ahead of 2nd place and never looked at risk of losing his top spot. 

Team CrossFit Krypton Win The 2019 Granite Games Team Championship

Alec Smith, Cody Mooney, and Jessica Griffith have proven that great things happen when they come together and with the addition of Dani Speegle to their team this weekend, CrossFit Krypton looked unstoppable. 

Travis Mayer And Carrie Beamer Still Top Of The Pack

The Pro division faced just two events on day 3, On The Rope 2.0 and Bear Press. With minimal points available to move the needle, athletes looking to climb the leaderboard had to bring their A game.

CrossFit Krypton Takes Over At Granite Games Day 2

It was an event filled day for the Pro Teams at day 2 of the 2019 Granite Games. With 5 scored events worth of points up for grabs we knew we would see some incredible performances. 

RPM Central Beast Lead Granite Games Team Competition Day 1

It’s possible that the Granite Games team competition is the most exciting team competition of the season as super teams are coming together for another chance to punch a ticket to the 2019 CrossFit Games or simply work out some kinks before the Games.

Mayer & Beamer Lead The Way At Granite Games Day 2

Reigning Granite Games champion Travis Mayer made it clear he was competing to protect his crown. Mayer took seventh place on the trail run, first place on the hill sprint, and third on the clean ladder during day 1. The Games veteran knows the key to a successful weekend is consistency and continued his solid event finishes on day 2, taking sixth on the go for broke chipper and seventh place on the longest mile 2.0.