ICYMI: Training For The Games Part 1

Ben Smith squats

Unless you’ve been away from any form of technology or have just plain ignored the obvious, the Regionals took place in May and now we’re officially on the road to the 2016 CrossFit Games!

As we get closer to the big event, FloElite wants to share the journey with you. How are the athletes staying motivated? What did they do this week in their respective boxes? Thanks to Instagram, we can take a closer look at how your favorite stars of fitness are getting ready for the Games! Check out these posts from the top men, women, and teams on the planet.

Ben Smith's squat motivation

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Smith takes 455 for an easy ride. The Champ does what the Champ does.

Sara Sigmundsdottir's ab game is on point

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...and she's thanking her team for helping her get to the Games again.

Jacob Heppner still trains like a maniac

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1 deadlift (225)
1 squat clean
1 front squat
1 jerk


6 rounds of
20 cal sprint on the Assault Bike

Kara Webb gets gross with it

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For time:
25 rope climbs
5k row

Sam Briggs gets even grosser with it

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10 rounds for time:
500m row
400m run

She finished in 37:06.

CrossFit Mayhem Freedom is pumped about their win

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Yep. Super pumped. Very, very excited.

Chris Harris is pretty strong

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The Regionals snatch ladder with cleans:

10 at 225
8 at 255
6 at 285
4 at 315
2 at 335

Blaine McConnell power cleans 374lb

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Team Nordic OPEX has a beast by the name of Blaine McConnell and he's hungry for more weight.

By Roger Lockridge

"Pocket Hercules" Naim Suleymanoglu Has Passed Away

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.

Legendary weightlifter Naim Suleymanoglu, also known as Pocket Hercules, has passed away at the age of 50.

FloTraining Workout of the Day 11/18/17


FloTraining Workout of the Day 11/18/17

IWF Recommends New Individual Olympic Qualification Process

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.

With the recent controversy in clean competition being a heated topic of discussion in the weightlifting world as of late, it’s no surprise the IWF Sport Programme Commission (SPC) is taking action. 

FloTraining Workout of the Day 11/17/17


FloTraining Workout of the Day 11/17/17

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

Mayhem 2016

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. 

FloSports Weekly Viewing Guide: Nov. 14-Nov. 20

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In our weekly programming rundown, we highlight the best live coverage and original storytelling coming up across our network of sites. If you have Apple TV or Roku, you can watch all of these live events and documentaries on your TV at home. This week's slate of events is highlighted by the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships, which will be streamed live on FloTrack on Saturday, Nov. 19.

Invictus's New Free Book Reveals Unexpected Banned Substances

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Invictus recently published an ebook called "12 Banned Substances Every Athlete Needs To Know Before Competing," written by Invictus master coach Calvin Sun. The ebook provides athletes with information regarding unexpected banned substances that might be in commonly-used medicines or supplements. 

Get Motivated For 8 Weeks Of Sucky Workouts

Heppner Whiteboard

You're going to need some motivation to get through these gnarly workouts that Jacob Heppner has put together for you. 

Olympic Champion Kianoush Rostami (IRI) May Miss Worlds

Daniel Powers-USA TODAY Sports Kianoush Rostami (IRI) during the men's weightlifting 85kg final in the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games at Riocentro - Pavilion 2.

Olympic champion and Iranian weightlifter Kianoush Rostami has been refused a visa by the United States. 

FloTraining Workout of the Day 11/15/17

Brenda Castro at Granite Games 2017

FloTraining Workout of the Day 11/15/17